Toss out the word "hipster" for some quick association and many people will reply with "Allen Ginsberg" or "Jack Kerouac." The rare clever person, however, will say "Lord Buckley." Born Richard Merle Buckley, the comic-turned-"Hip Messiah" was famous during the 1950s for channeling the words of William Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, and the Marquis de Sade into cool riffs. He even updated Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, slyly reporting "that all Cats and Kitties, red white or blue, are created level in front." Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, and Robin Williams all cite him... More >>>