For the Compliments album, Jerry surrounded himself with top studio musicians and covered songs such as The Rolling Stones Lets Spend The Night Together, Van Morrisons He Aint Give You None and the Irving Berlin standard Russian Lullaby.
Ken Kesey had a considerable share in the invention of what has since come to be known as the counterculture of the 1960s. He authored the sensational best-selling novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest in 1962. In 1964, Ken Kesey and a group of friends, relatives and devotees embarked a battered 1939 International Harvester school bus, to go on a cross-country ride to New York. Boldly named FURTHUR (fusing "further" and "future"), the bus was especially prepared for the occasion.