Easy Rider

Legendary prints from the counterculture movie, Easy Rider, courtesy of Globe Entertainment. "Easy Rider," directed by Dennis Hopper and released in 1969, is considered a landmark film in the history of American cinema, particularly for its impact on 1960s pop culture and the independent filmmaking scene. Easy Rider was also a major force in changing how movies used music in films via music supervision this collaboration pared the aural along with the visual. The movie soundtrack catapulted the band Steppenwolf in to the stratosphere with the single “Born To Be Wild”. To this day that song is still played everywhere and used in numerous other movies, not to mention how it made the biker culture explode way into the 70’s.