[Ads-l] Quote: If you remember the =?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=9960s=2C_you_really_weren=E2=80=99t_?=there

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 30 02:42:00 UTC 2016

LH wrote:
> Yes, but I'm surprised Wavy Gravy (a.k.a. Hugh Romney) didn't even
> rank an honorable mention.

Thanks for sharing the Zelig-like bio-sketch of Mr. Gravy. A quick GB
search shows that Wavy Gravy was credited with the saying by the
musician Arlo Guthrie (as noted by LH) in 1997 and by the
mega-best-selling author Stephen King within a 1999 novel.

Date: May 31, 1997
Peridocal: Billboard
Vol. 109, No. 22
Article: Arlo Guthrie Tapped To Head Further; Popper, Frey Nix Plan To
Sell H.O.R.D.E.
Author: Melinda Newman
Quote Page 13, Column 3
Database: Google Books Full View


[Begin excerpt]
Guthrie notes that he knows Weir and Hart "from years and years ago.
They aren't close friends of mine; we have not hung out in decades,"
but then he adds with a laugh, "If my friend Wavy Gravy was right when
he said, 'If you can remember the '60s, you weren't there,' we might
be more friends than we actually remember!"
[End excerpt]

Year: 1999
Title: Hearts In Atlantis
Author: Stephen King
Database: Google Books Preview

[Begin excerpt]
I can't say that being called terrible was the low point of my college
career ("If you can remember much of the sixties, you weren't there,"
the hippie known as Wavy Gravy once said), but it may have been.
[End excerpt]


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