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Updated: 10/07/2021

Wavy Gravy

Wavy Gravy was born on the 15th of May, 1936. He is famous for being an Activist. During the early years of his performance career, he was a talent management client of the comedian Lenny Bruce. Wavy Gravy’s age is 85. Known for his comic hippie and clown personas and for his peace activism, this American counterculture figure founded a non-profit healthcare group called the Seva Foundation; a circus program called Camp Winnarainbow; and a California commune called the Hog Farm.


The 85-year-old activist was born in New York, United States. After serving briefly in the United States Army, he studied theater at Boston University under the G.I. bill. His life was the subject of a 2010 documentary film titled Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie.


Childhood:

Wavy Gravy was born in the 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Wavy Gravy is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.

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While we don't know Wavy Gravy's birth time, but we do know his mother gave birth to him on a Friday. People who are born on a Friday are social, have self-confidence, and have generous personalities. They have a flair for beauty, elegance, romance, affection, and refinement.

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Wavy Gravy –

The Last Hippie On The Planet

(World Press)


Wavy Gravy (born Hugh Nanton Romney on May 15, 1936) is a life-long activist for peace and personal empowerment, best known for his hippie appearance, personality, and beliefs. I can’t think of a cooler guy on the planet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wavy_Gravy

His parents knew Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein who once held his hand and took him for a walk around the block when he was small. At one time he shared an apartment with singer-songwriter Tom Paxton in Greenwich Village and Romney was one of Bob Dylan’s earliest friends in New York CIty. The blues guitarist B.B.King gave him the name ‘Wavy Gravy”.

Wavy founded a commune, the Hog Farm Collective. They were hired to help organize the Woodstock Festival in 1969. When asked by the press — who were the first to inform him that he and the rest of the Hog Farm were handling security — what kind of tools he intended to use to maintain order at the event, his instant response was “Cream pies and seltzer bottles.”

Today, the Hog Farm is still in existence, with various locations including a headquarters in Berkeley, CA, and a 200+ acre farm in Laytonville, CA, known as Black Oak Ranch. Black Oak Ranch is also home to Wavy Gravy’s performing arts camp for children, Camp Winnarainbow.

Wavy founded the Seva Foundation in 1978. Seva, based in Berkeley, CA, is an international development organization dedicated to ending poverty around the world.

Seva Foundation

Wavy Gravy is also the co-founder (along with his wife) of Camp Winnareinbow, a circus and performing arts camp. The camp emphasizes experiential learning by urging campers to try new skills. The camp also teaches how to be a positive influence to the community.


Camp Winnareinbow




My Art ...and other stuff

Often Break

Words and music by Dave Granger and Clark Williams

Arranged by Clark Williams

October 1980

Time: 6:16

(Click our picture to listen to the original cassette recording)


If ever it's a rainy day

I pack myself up in my room

Then chase all the clouds away

Get myself back to you

Chorus:

Well I know that you're going to cry

Tears are running from your eyes

A piece of my love you take

Is one that so often break

If ever you're miles away

I'll think of you the way you are

Your shining hair your ruby lips

Then it don't seem quite so far


Harmonica lament break:

Chorus:


Very long jam session:

Repeat 2nd. verse

Chorus:




Covid 19



I Won’t Touch/Taking a Ride

Words and music by Dave Granger and Clark Williams

Arranged by Clark Williams

October 1980

Time: 9:40

(A song about getting over from being bullied.)

You might think I've hidden my shame

of things I've said and done

Who am I to play this silly game?

When there's no way to tell if I've won

No way to tell if I've won

Chorus:

I won't touch

No, I won't feel

Won't hurt as much because it won't even seem real

Won't feel pain

No, and I won't feel sorrow

I'll just wait and wonder who I am tomorrow

Quick Harmonica break:


And freedom is something that everybody needs

But you can't chase it blindly

You can't run but must walk proud

No peace of mind comes with its finding

Peace of mind sure is fine, sure is fine

I'd like to find peace of mind

(Chorus)

Eclectic guitars and forsaken dreams

Are kept in closets to hide them

I think it's time to open up the doors

To do our best to find them

Do our best to find them

(Refrain)

Oh yeah!

It's time to touch

Yes it's time to feel

It's going to hurt so much

But it's the only way I'll heal

I'll feel pain and soon I'll feel sorrow

I'll wake up knowing

I'm so happy

So happy

Tomorrow

(Lead-out harmonica solo then go into "Taking a Ride")



My first Art Studio Commune, East 6th and Grand Ave. Des Moines, Iowa, ( circa 1970 something . I had it in 1983, 84, 85)



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