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YOUNG, AL

Al Young is a writer and is the Poet Laureate Emeritus of the State of California. He is a long time admirer of Lord Buckley's use of hip language. He found kinship with The Lord via his Junior High School experience of learning history lessons with his friends by turning said dry prose into very with-it language that he and his buddy cats used all the time.

LINKS:

Al Young's website


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YOUNGHANS, SAM (Prince Sam)

Sweet Sam Younghans was a hipster friend of Lord Buckley's in Miami Beach. Sam was a pleasure craft captain taking charters to the Caribbean. He and His Lordship would con people into letting them inspect their fancy houses under the pretense that Lord Buckley was in the market to buy a home in the local area. Sam remembers paying his respects to Buckley's remains at a New York funeral home. "I had my share of coke as did Buckley. He liked to sniff. As a matter of fact, I had a little with me when I went to see him when he was laid out. And, out of gratitude for knowing him I waved it around his nose to see if might not stir him a little bit."

LINKS:

some of Sam's memories of His Lordship are here