Mike Madriaga 11:30 a.m., Aug. 19
Articles by Robert Houghton
The Creem and Rolling Stone writer was not from the sticks.
He made the front page of the Daily Californian. The paper ran a large photograph of Lester sitting on a bus bench reading a newspaper, his pile of record albums, magazines, and books beside him.
Was it worth giving up everything to cop a literary pose?
Back in Portland, he kept making frantic telephone calls, begging for his share of the family estate. When the will was closed, I called him to be sure he received his inheritance check, a hefty sum.