Hells Angels photos from unpublished LIFE story in 1965
Bill Ray (with camera), Bakersfield, California, 1965. Of this photo, Ray says: "I got along with the Angels. I got to like some of them very much, and I think they liked me. I accepted them as they were, and they accepted me. You know, by their standards, I looked pretty funny. Just look at this picture -- I can't believe I looked like that, either. That's some kind of a plaid shirt I've got on," he says, incredulity mixing with amusement, "but that was the best I could do to try to fit in!"