Monday, July 24, 2017

Tommy Chong Bandmate Bobby Taylor Passes Away

Yesterday, Bobby Taylor of Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers passed away from throat cancer.  Tommy Chong was the guitarist and co-wrote the hit song Does your Mama Know About Me.

  • Bobby met Tommy in 1962 when Tommy came to San Francisco with his band looking for work.
  • Tommy offered Bobby Taylor $750/week and half ownership in his club to perform at the club.
  • Tommy and Bobby discovered the Jackson 5 in 1968 when they opened for the Vancouvers.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Richard 'Cheech' Marin Turns 71

Comedian/actor/art aficionado, Richard 'Cheech' Marin, turns 71 today.  He was born July 13th, 1946 in Los Angeles California.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

California Contributing $1 Million to Cheech Marin Museum

Cash-strapped California is putting $1 million of their budget towards creating the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry.  They only need to raise $2 million more.

The museum will house Cheech Marin's 700+ Chicano art pieces.

Why they'd want Cheech's name on it (with his past) is beyond me.
Your tax dollars at work, California.