Hell's Angels Funeral (c1966)

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KTVU News footage from c1966 featuring views of a large group of Hell's Angels riding past the camera as part of a funeral procession, including Ralph "Sonny" Barger at their head (President of the Oakland Chapter of the Hell's Angels). See the comments made by DIVA users below for further information. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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KTVU 5-26

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Yes, I agree...Hayward.  I believe the coach plates say 'Sorensen Bros.'. They were on B Street. Still are.

So my name is Ed Wiley I am the grandson of big dirty Ed Wiley and I was wondering if there was any way I could get information on my grandpa I never got to meet him and I'd just like to learn about him

Correct this is not Mother Miles Funeral he is the third person in the pack trust me I know, he is my uncle 

I knew Ed when he lived off Jefferson st in Hayward, he was with a gal named Kitty.  Bruce McFarland was living with them at the time and my family ended taking Bruce in as a foster child after him and Ed had a falling out.I have often wondered when Ed died and what his life was like before his death.  The Pontiac in the funeral procession was a car my father had loaned the group to use in the funeral, they returned it washed and waxed.If anyone knows the whereabouts of Bruce I would like to make contact.

Martin is right, this is Hayward.  They're turning from B Street onto Foothill.  Also, Miles went to the cemetery in a 1964 hearse, and this coach is a '61 Superior. 

Hello.  I am the granddaughter of dirty Ed Wiley.   He passed away before I was born but I heard many stoires about him.   I have done a lot of Research looking for more about him and this the first I have seen of him.  He’s the first biker with a smoke hanging out of his mouth.   I would love more stories about him and pics of anyone has any.  

Note: this comment is from DIVA user Martin Kasler:

No, this is definitely not from the funeral of Mother Miles, because you see him clearly (with bushy, dark hair and beard) to the left of Sonny Barger. It's probably from the funeral of a member of Hells Angels Hayward that got stabbed to death in the latter half of 1965. In front with Barger you see the Hayward-president Dirty Ed Wiley (with cigarette). Saturday Evening Post covered that funeral with pictures the procession's start. The lineup - Miles, Barger, Wiley - is the same.

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