Around midnight one September evening in 1957, Jack Kerouac and his girlfriend, Joyce Glassman, went to the local newsstand. Jack Kerouac’s childhood nickname was “Memory Babe.”Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac was born on March 12, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts. A friend inspired Jack Kerouac to be a writer. He then went to see his friends Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs; Carr said he and Kerouac went to a nearby park to dispose of the evidence. Jack Kerouac was an influence on Hunter S. Thompson.