28 Captivating Photos Of Hells Angels From 1965

Bill Ray’s photos of the members show a different side of the now infamous gang.

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Hells Angels members and an old lady (what they called their girlfriends) drink beer in California, 1965.

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Hells Angels members ride from San Bernardino to Bakersfield, 1965.

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Hambone, San Bernardino, California, 1965. / Members ride in California, 1965.

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A member gets written up by cops in California, 1965.

A group of old ladies hang on bikes at a rest stop in California, 1965.

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Members ride in California, 1965.

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An old lady drinks a beer at a rest stop, California, 1965. / Members ride from San Bernardino to Bakersfield, California, 1965.

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A group of locals as they watch a confrontation between members of Hells Angels and participants in an American Motorcycle Association (AMA)-sponsored event that the Angels disrupted, Bakersfield, California, 1965.

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Two ‘Berdoo’ (ie from San Bernardino) Hells Angels members at a rest stop, California, 1965.

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Police officers try to mediate between the Hells Angels and participants in an American Motorcycle Association (AMA)-sponsored event that the Angels disrupted, Bakersfield, California, 1965.

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Cops outside The Blackboard Cafe in California, 1965.

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A nurse examines Sonny, who had injured his head in a motorcycle crash, California, 1965.

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Portrait of an old lady, California, 1965. / Roseberry proudly displaying his ‘1%er’ patch. The patch references the club’s ‘outlaw’ status implying that, while 99% of motorcycle enthusiasts are law-abiding citizens, the rest are proud to not be labeled that way. California, 1965.

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Members play pool at the Berdoo Hells Angels club house, San Bernardino, California, 1965.

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A member and his old lady ride in California, 1965.

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Members in California, 1965.

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Outside the Blackboard Cafe, Bakersfield, California, 1965.

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Members hang outside Blackboard Cafe, California, 1965.

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A pair of old ladies, Bakersfield, California, 1965

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Member in a ski mask rides from San Bernardino to Bakersfield, California, 1965. / Big D, at a rest stop in California, 1965.

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Hells angels members and their old ladies outside a rest stop in California, 1965.

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A member rides his motorcycle in California, 1965.

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