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  Romney, Hugh "Wavy Gravy"
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NameHugh "Wavy Gravy" Romney
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Berkeley, California , United States
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Born May 15, 1936 (83 years)
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Mar 22, 2010 11:16pm
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InfoWavy Gravy (born Hugh Nanton Romney 15 May 1936) is an entertainer and activist for peace, best known for his hippie appearance, personality, and beliefs. His moniker (which is the name he uses on a day to day basis; "It's worked pretty well through my life," he says, "except with telephone operators – I have to say 'Gravy, first initial W.") was given to him by B.B. King at the Texas International Pop Festival. Romney was lying onstage when it was announced that B.B. King was going to play. Romney began to get up; a hand appeared on his shoulder. It was B.B. King, who asked, "Are you Wavy Gravy?" ...to which Romney replied "Yes." "It's OK; I can work around you," said B.B. King, and he proceeded to play. Romney said he considered this a mystical event, and assumed Wavy Gravy as his legal name. Wavy Gravy's clown persona resulted from his political activism. Frequently being arrested at demonstrations, he decided he would be less likely to be arrested if he dressed as a clown. "Clowns are safe," he said. He does, however, enjoy traditional clown activities such as jokes, magic tricks and entertaining children. He is also the "official clown" of the Grateful Dead, and has two radio shows on Sirius Satellite Radio's Jam On station.


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