Saturday, August 11, 2012

40 Year Itch: Cheech And Chong Day

Apparently remembering the Alamo wasn't a big enough draw. Legend has it that  straight-laced but colorful Mayor John Gatti of San Antonio declared August 11, 1972 "Cheech and Chong Day". Neither were born anywhere near the city. And no, Dave wasn't there. But doper comedians "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong showed up at the airport where they were met by two delegations and a beaming mayor. That night Cheech  and Chong performed a legendary set with Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks.

The duo had just released their second album Big Bambu in June which would earn a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy recording. George Carlin's FM and AM would win that year.

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