Remembering Dennis

Peter Fonda filming Dennis on Easy Rider

The MeanStreet Riders wanted to pay tribute to riding and movie icon Dennis Hopper who past away this past Sat, May 29th.Dennis not only acted in Easy Rider the celluloid anthem to freedom and anti-establishment rebellion but also co wrote directed it. Dennis’s “not so easy ride” to the top was a long time in the making after he was unable to build on his success for almost 10 years after Easy Rider until a featured role in “Apocalypse Now” in 79.The diversity of his roles is vast, from his early start starring with a young James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause to a drug-addled photojournalist in Apocalypse Now to the demented Frank Booth in” Blue Velvet”. It’s hard to find someone that better signifies the lost idealism of the 1960s than Dennis captured and we wanted to thank him for a look into a culture and lifestyle that many may never have known without him. Ride In Peace Billy.

Dennis shooting Easy Rider with Lazlo Kovacs

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