Jack Kerouac was born on March 12, 1922. Kerouac was the founder of the Beat movement. Although he died at the young age of 47, his influence in literary circles continues to expand even in this new century. As Ginsberg and to a lesser extent Burroughs fade into the last century, Kerouac continues to live on mainly due to On the Road and The Book of Blues.
Recommended You Tube:
Kerouac on the Steve Allen Show–
Jack Kerouac – King of the Beats –
Jack Kerouac with Conservative Bill Buckley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0KluIXx6fI