Dec 20, 2021
As part of the comedy duo "Cheech & Chong", Tommy Chong is a
household name, however before comedy Tommy led the life of a
gigging musician, even cutting a few early records. Tommy shares
the stories of those records & tells many interesting tales of
a life around musicians, movie stars & artists.
- Tommy hocking his old record player
- His favourite records in the early days
- The first record he appeared on ("Junior’s Jerk" by Little
Daddie & The Bachelors)
- Forming Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers
- How blues & R&B music got into Canada
- Writing the song “Does Your Mama Know About Me” on Motown
- Growing up a minority in Canada
- Playing with Jimi Hendrix
- Starting to record Cheech & Chong comedy records
- The Concept & Design of Big Bambu
- George Harrison playing on “Basketball Jones”
- How many Beatles has Tommy gotten high with?
- Tommy’s list of celebrity smoke sessions
- A private show from Wes Montgomery
- Tommy’s Rolling Stones story
- Tommy’s Bob Marley story
- Cheech and Chong & narcotics officers
- Tommy’s recollections of John Belushi
- Ever get high with any politicians?
- Who’s got the greatest tolerance levels?
- Who’s the funnest person you’ve gotten high with?
- The collectability of Chong Bongs
- The legalization of pot
- The future of Tommy’s business & becoming the richest man
in the world
Partake and enrich Tommy here and here.
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