Legendary Bill Ray’s unreleased photos of the humanized Hell’s Angels in 1965 California.
Two women riding with the Hells Angels hang out at a bar in 1965. “This is one of my favorites from the whole shoot,” Bill Ray says. “There’s something kind of sad and at the same time defiant about the atmosphere.”
“Little Jim” drinks beer from a waste basket at the Angels’ clubhouse in San Bernardino, 1965.
Police officers try to mediate between the Hells Angels and participants in an American Motorcycle Association (AMA)-sponsored event that the Angels disrupted, Bakersfield, California, 1965.
Members play pool at the Berdoo Hells Angels club house, San Bernardino, California, 1965.
Two “Berdoo” Hells Angels clown for Bill Ray behind a bar during a stop on their run from San Bernardino to Bakersfield, 1965.
A Hells Angel — with his old lady holding on tight — pulls a wheelie in downtown Bakersfield, Calif., as his friends watch, 1965.
See more of the unrealeased photos on Time Magazine’s site here.