People: Feb. 28, 1969

"I told Columbia it's all about these guys who ride motorcycles, take drugs, have a few fights, and get killed," said Peter Fonda, 30, and apparently that was all Columbia had to hear. Now Henry's boy is sitting in the saddle of his customized cycle—with its steeply raked front and ape hanger handlebars—ready to hit the road on it in his new film. "It's called Easy Rider," said Peter. "I play a character known as Captain America," who just races around cutting the roadways to ribbons experiencing "ultimate freedom."

Ever since Conductor Charles Munch died last November, the French Ministry of Culture...

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