James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Fri Mar 22 16:08:49 UTC 2002

The first use of "californicate" I remember was during
the Colorado citizens campaign against the 1976 Winter
Olympics.  Denver had been awarded the 1976 Winter
Olympics, but a grassroots coalition helped pull the
plug.  The winter games were switched to Innsbruck
after CO passed a law making it illegal to pay for
events like the Olympics with state taxes. I believe
the law was passed in 1972, so "californicate" should
be in Denver newspapers from the early 70's.

--- Steve Hicks <Hixmaddog at AOL.COM> wrote:
> In a message dated 3/21/02 9:23:53 PM Central
> Standard Time,
> laurence.horn at YALE.EDU writes:
> > P.S.  The first "Californication" hit on Nexis
> isn't until 1985; most
> > of the early ones (until the explosion
> accompanying the eponymous Red
> > Hot Chili Peppers album title) seem to have been
> set in the Pacific
> > Northwest.
> >
> >
> >
> >
>        My recollection is that I first encountered
> the
> word on a Chad Mitchell Trio album: would have
> had to have been the early '60s, since the bloom
> was off the folk-music rose when I graduated in '66.
>   Steve Hicks

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