I don't think any info is in Karl Erik's Who's Who on Wavy Gravy. It might make an interesting thread if people were to relate what they know of him and Bob Dylan?
They shared a room above the Gaslight Cafe. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall was written on Wavy's typewriter in that room, and the room features in Bob Dylan's Dream.
Wavy Gravy (aka Hugh Romney)
A Gravy/Dylan connection:
If I am not mistaken - Bonnie Beecher - aka the Girl From The North Country is Wavy's wife. She has a different name (and it is not Mrs. Bonnie Romney or Mrs. Bonnie Gravy!).
Wavy, who is a neighbor here in Berkeley, will undoubtably be quite "visible" at the Dylan shows here next week.
Date: Thu, 25 May 1995 22:59:25 GMT From: Joseph Cliburn (jcliburn@FLINTCREEK.WIN.NET) Subject: Re: Wavy Gravy This is an old thread (I've been off-line for several daze..%-) So this is an amalgamated reply. I don't know if any of this was addressed earlier on the newsgroup... Daniel Berger (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes: >A Gravy/Dylan connection: > >If I am not mistaken - Bonnie Bleecher - aka the Girl From The North >Country is Wavy's wife. She has a different name (and it is not Mrs. >Bonnie Romney or Mrs. Bonnie Gravy!). First, her maiden name was Beecher. Second, I thought Echo Helstrom was The Girl From The North Country. In fact, Scaduto begins a chapter by stating that "Echo Helstrom is The Girl From The North Country." In _The_Hog_Farm_and_Friends_ (Pacific High School, 1974), Bonnie Beecher's picture caption states: BONNIE JEAN GRAVY, once Romney and Beecher, a.k.a. Country Pie. The one-time Playboy Bunny and Hollywood restauranteur who gave it all up to follow her heart. "Poor Bonnie Jean." In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Ed Ricardo) writes: >I don't think any info is in Karl Erik's Who's Who on Wavy Gravy. >It might make an interesting thread if people were to relate what they >know of him and Bob Dylan? > >They shared a room above the Gaslight Cafe. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall >was written on Wavy's typewriter in that room, and the room features >in Bob Dylan's Dream. Doesn't Scaduto credit one Hugh Romney with inventing a particular Greenwich village custom of passing the hat? I always thought that was a bit far-fetched (passing the hat having been a custom for many years), but an interesting connection. Never heard about the room & typewriter before, though... Wavy Gravy (a.k.a. Dimensional Creemo & Al Dente), of course figures heavily in Tom Wolfe's _The_Electric_Kool-Aid_Acid_Test_...
Wavy Gravy was alive and well at Laguna Seca. We did not mention his contributions in our review of the 5/27 concert, but he was definitely there, running an open mike for audience generated jokes and comments, and contributing his own inimitable anecdotes.
"I'm a psychedelic relic," he opined more than once.
email@example.com (Joseph Cliburn) says >Daniel Berger (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes: >>If I am not mistaken - Bonnie Bleecher - aka the Girl From The North >>Country is Wavy's wife. She has a different name (and it is not Mrs. >>Bonnie Romney or Mrs. Bonnie Gravy!). > >First, her maiden name was Beecher. Second, I thought Echo Helstrom >was The Girl From The North Country. In fact, Scaduto begins a chapter >by stating that "Echo Helstrom is The Girl From The North Country." Hmm, in John Bauldie's _Wanted_Man_ collection, there is an interview with Jaharana Romney (_that's_ her new name!). The intro states that Robert Shelton considers her "The Girl From The North Country." Interesting interview, she talks about taping dylan in her bedroom (Minnesota 59-60) and that another "schoolmate" was Barry Hansen aka Dr. Demento! (must have been something in that Minnesota water...)
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 1996 21:55:40 GMT From: ombodhi thoren st john (ombodhi@CATS.UCSC.EDU) Subject: thus spake ~~ wavy gravy ~~ aloha! frenzied earth day (4/20, saturday night) went smashingly well, what with wavy gravy entertaining a crowd of *frenzied* college kids at kresge, part of ucsc. during the final segment of the show, when the group --hypnotic clambake-- (described in the local paper as "psycho-klezmatic funsters") played to a groovin' and smilin' bunch of dancers, i caught up with wavy gravy. he had just made his way back from the mike, where the band, between songs, let him say a little about the inflated earth coming from camp winnarainbow. i introduced myself to mr. gravy, recalling a mutual friend who attended his camp. on our first meeting there i interrogated him with regard to his marriage of bob dylan. ((remembered quotes, not absolutely word for word)): -wavy- "no, no, dylan didn't marry me. he was at my first wedding, but the reverend gary davis performed the ceremony. that one only lasted for three years. then, i married my second wife." -bodhi- "the girl from the north country?" -wavy- "yes, the girl from the north country was my second wife." there you have it, folks. an unexpected surprise (for me, at least) to have rev. gary davis mentioned, what with the recent discussion on his songwriting credits here at rmd. please excuse the brevity of the interview, but we had to shout over the pumping tunes emanating from two towers of speakers. i ended our conversation with a quick request to broadcast our exchange over the internet. "sure!" he exclaimed, accompanied by the famous grin. bodhi )+( "now they want to grow it on the moon and eat it raw" ~~union sundown~~ by bob dylan
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 1996 20:48:16 -0700 From: Natasha Hutson (nnh1@AXE.HUMBOLDT.EDU) Subject: Re: thus spake ~~ wavy gravy ~~ On the topic of Wavy Gravy (and really off topic to everything else), I once ran into Wavy at the SF premiere of the movie "Tie-Dyed." There was an after movie party at the Fillmore, Wavy was there, and I decided I had to hug him (this was after a few drinks mind you, when a REALLY felt the need to follow through on all my ideas). I caught him after he got off stage and I walked up to him and asked him for a hug. Naturally, he agreed, we embraced, and he asked me my name. We were still hugging at this point, and when I told him my name he repeated back to me, added an "Oh" and then purred. I will forever be able to say that Wavy purred at me. I'm a local hero now.