San Francisco author Richard Brautigan, dead lo these many years, would still only be 75 today.
He was born, like Sonny Bono and the Dalai Lama, in 1935. Brautigan’s biggest book was Trout Fishing in America, published in 1967.
Brautigan shot himself in 1984 with a gun he had swapped for a brick. (What a tale!)