Happy Birthday Wavy Gravy

Wavy Gravy (Hugh Romney) – Photograph by Allen Ginsberg –  Ginsberg caption – “Wavy Gravy & his rubber nose, giant Seva Benefit organized by Ram Dass at Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Manhattan November 26,1988, seven thousand soul attending, Wavy the M.C. for part of the evening, here in a side chapel south of the altar.” November 26, 1988″

We missed out on noting his eightieth but (not missing this one) Wavy Gravy (Hugh Romney), legendary counter-culture clown turns eighty-one today – [and now 86 – 2022!]

Here’s Dave Lawrence’s recent (2017) interview with Wavy on Hawaii Public Radio’s All Things Considered

Here’s Richard Whittaker’s 2010 interview

Here’s the trailer for the documentary that they made of him, 2009’s Saint Misbehavin’

Here’s Ed Sanders‘ (from 2006)  “A Biographical Appreciation of Wavy Gravy for his 70th Birthday

Here’s Wavy Gravy reading his poem to Bill Graham

Here’s more on Wavy on wavy gravy.net

Happy Birthday, Wavy!

Hugh Romney, poet, in New York’s Greenwich Village in the ‘Fifties

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