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Wavy Gravy Celebrates his 75th Birthday with a Benefit Concert Full of Grateful Dead and Black Crowes

Wavy Gravy - activist, official clown for the Grateful Dead, inimitable local icon - is turning 75. So he’s throwing a party stuffed with legendary musicians, local icons, and good karma. 

Called the “perfect entertainer” by Lenny Bruce and “one of the better people on earth” by The Village Voice, his clown persona stemmed from his protesting days and the infallible logic that police are less likely to arrest someone in enormous floppy red shoes. If you’re wondering about the name, he was dubbed Wavy Gravy in 1969 by B.B. King and has introduced himself that way ever since. 

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