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11 Things You Never Knew About Wavy Gravy

Wavy Gravy, the eternal hippie and Gathering of the Vibes Master of Ceremonies, usually spends his Vibes weekend rambling on stage between sets, cruising through the campsites on a golf cart and wearing head to toe tie-dye. No matter the artists performing at the Vibes, he is one of the biggest celebrities every single year. Some things we all know about Wavy Gravy - his love of his clown nose, his undying appreciation of The Grateful Dead and the undeniable fact that he has seen some shit in his days. But there's a lot more to Mr. Gravy than meets the eye.

 

Believe it or not (duh you do), his real name is not Wavy Gravy. It's actually Hugh Nanton Romney.

 

The name "Wavy Gravy" was given to him by B.B. King at the Texas International Pop Festival in 1969.

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Like all of us, Wavy started dressing as a clown to avoid being arrested. He had been arrested at so many political rallies, clown-dom was his only choice.

 

His Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor is one of the 31 flavors at the real-life Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

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He had a documentary made on his life, Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie, in 2010.

 

His "pet trout" Kilgore died. He now has a "pet bass". Name unknown.

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He was born in 1936, making him old enough to have gone on little afternoon strolls in East Greenbush, New York with Albert Einstein.

 

The Hog Farm collective, Wavy's commune, came together by a random series of events involving his eviction and a neighbor saying a hog farm nearby needed caretakers. Wavy moved there, the artists and musicians followed and soon the hippies outnumbered the pigs. By 1966, The Hog Farm was an entertainment organization doing light shows for The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and Cream.

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Wavy Gravy married one of Bob Dylan's girlfriends Bonnie Beecher, now Jahanara Romney. Their son, Jordan Romney, was born with the craziest name in history - Howdy Do-Good Gravy Tomahawk Truckstop Romney.

 

>His sleeping bag and tie-dyed false teeth were on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum's psychedelic tribute to the 1960s "I Want To Take You Higher".

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Gravy has been the Master of Ceremonies and the only person to appear on the bill of all three Woodstock Festivals.

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