Talk:Wavy Gravy

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Could really use a picture

Any chance of a picture of Wavy from the late 1960ies / early 1970ies? Maikel (talk) 16:21, 14 August 2009 (UTC)


Someone know more about how/why BB King dubbed him 'Wavy Gravy' at the Texas Pops Festival?

Done. Maikel (talk) 16:21, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Spine injury[edit]

Could also use a mention of the injury that left his spine permanently damaged (all I know is that it was Chicago Police who hurt him... what was he doing? Was it involved in his activist activities?)


"World's Largest Kazoo"... anyone have a date for this gag, recording of it? anything?


Why do people call him "Boss" and vice-versa?

More quotes[edit]

More quotes about wavy? from Ben and Jerry's/Ben and Jerry?Pedant


(NPOV)My goodness, could this entry possibly be any _more_ sycophantic? It's embarrassingly hagiographic. A little modulation of tone would allow Wikipedia to further maintain whatever pretense of professionalism still remains. palecur

My god, I had no idea hagiographic was a word. Props to you. -Etoile
Is it NPOV for or against Mr. Gravy?
Sycophantic means that its a little too kind to the subject.
I can't believe palecur is contesting this page's fairness. Palecur, if you have something to say that throws a different light on Wavy Gravy, please elaborate. Baseless inuendo accomplishes nothing. Your lack of specifics in your complaint do not help wikipedia either.
Let me use big words to show how smart intelligent I am. I profusely believe that the banalyzation of this page will result in the pandiculatory polemic of which we are all laconically obfuscied? Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. I am smrt. Carter Somerville 00:36, 9 November 2005 (UTC)
Maybe palecur is referring specifically to the "All Access" section, which does read like a eulogy.-- 22:29, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

I just cleaned up the links on this page so I would know what I was clicking on. Why is there a Country Joe & the Fish link included? I know they played at Woodstock, but so did a lot of other people. CClio333 19:33, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

removing an ISBN[edit]

At least two users who regularly correct ISBNs on WP have been unable to find the correct ISBN for the following

  • ''80s are the 60s'' ([[2002]]; RX Records; ISBN 6306057811 {{Please check ISBN|6306057811}})<!--unable to locate valid ISBN - user:Droll-->

If this is an audio recording, it most likely does not have an ISBN. I am removing the ISBN from the page. If this solution does not work for you, please advise. Keesiewonder talk 23:38, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

I don't know what the issue was about this particular recording, but audio recordings often DO have ISBN numbers, especially if they are spoken word recordings like audiobooks, lectures, or guided meditations. One can look to Llewellyn Worldwide's catalog for many examples. Sometimes they have both ISBN numbers AND UPC Codes. Rosencomet (talk) 20:40, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

"Are you Wavy Gravy"[edit]

Is there a source for this? Also, shouldn't it be "are you wavy gravy," since "Wavy Gravy" was not yet his name, and this seems to be a question to confirm his condition/temperament? Davewho2 (talk) 21:38, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

I don't understand why BB addressed him as "wavy gravy" in the first place. Someone please elaborate. Maikel (talk) 16:24, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

One of the tracks on guitarist Kenny Burrell's 1963 album Midnight Blue is "Wavy Gravy" (written by Burrell}. I assume that is the origin of the name - but are there any refs for that supposition? Ghmyrtle (talk) 12:57, 10 December 2009 (UTC)


The first paragraph of the biography section is just a bunch of name dropping. If those celebrities were formative, then tell us why. The fact that he rubbed elbows with some famous names isn't important. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:27, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

citation needed removed[edit]

I just watched a documentary about the hippie era on tv. In it Wavy Gravy himself told us about how he and the rest of the hog farm were hired to take care of the safety issues at the Woodstock festival and that fact was also confirmed by other people, so I cannot see a need for a citation needed tag. This fact is common knowledge for tens of millions, or hundreds of millions of people. So I hereby remove the tag. (Roger491127) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:11, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

For the record, you can cite the documentary or an article on the documentary. But a citation is needed even if everyone on Earth saw the film. How are readers - from Mars, for example - to know that and how could they look it up themselves without a citation? Removing the tag, then, was not good form.
For those who would like to contribute - by adding citations and new material - check out the following reviews of the new Wavy Gravy documentary to glean what you can on his life: New York Times, Slant Magazine, SF Weekly, Film Journal International, Huffington Post, and No Depression, among many other sources. Allreet (talk) 22:57, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

"Scram, Gravy Ain't Wavey"[edit]

The 1930s comic strip Smokey Stover, which is indirectly the source of the term Foo Fighter, had recurring puns along the lines of "Scram - Gravy Ain't Wavey." It might somehow be a pun on gravy boats. The strip was well-known enough that it could possibly have inspired something in the 1960s. I just wanted to point that out, because this article suggests that the name comes from B.B. King saying "wavy gravy," but the origin of the phrase itself isn't discussed. And it could be this. Maybe. Roches (talk) 04:12, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

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