Merry Prankster Obituaries

 

10th November 2001 - Ken Kesey dies in hospital in Eugene, Oregon

28th October 2001  - Sandy Lehmann-Haupt (Dis-Mount) dies in hospital in New York

9th September 1998 - Steve Lambrecht (Zonker) dies in California after a long illness

4th February 1968 - Neal Cassady (Speed Limit) dies in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico at 41

 

 

 

 

 

Dis-Mount

http://www.nandotimes.com/entertainment/story/163358p-1556439c.html

 

Zonker

Steve Lambrecht, starting thirdbaseman for the Pranktown Busriders and also known as "Zonker" died today in California after a long illness. Lambrecht was a member of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters, a countercultural troupe who invented the concept of the "acid test" in the early 1960s. Lambrecht was on the bus that made the infamous trip described by Tom Wolfe in the book Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Fans of the comic strip "Doonesbury" are familiar with the character "Zonker" patterned on Lambrecht.

Born March 3, 1942 in Oakland, California, Lambrecht was raised in San Jose and played water polo at San Jose State University. After his adventures with the Pranksters he ran the Safe-Way Chemical Co., a hazardous-material disposal company in San Jose. According to Ken Kesey, Lambrecht's "death was tremendously well-done. Zonker died as befits a courageous knight.'' Lambrecht is survived by two sons.

 

Speed Limit

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