Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
Ever since reading an article about a group of guys named the Waldos claiming to be the originators of 420, we had doubts from the start as something didn't make sense. Why did they choose 4:20 as the time to meet at the statue and who was the one that first coined the term? This never made any sense to us and we knew something wasn't right. Suspecting there was a true originator, we began sending out energy for them to contact us for this article. Today was that day.
We received an email from a guy named Brad Bann aka "The Bebe", claiming to be the Father of 420, saying that it all started in 1970 with a group of guys called "The Bebes". They lived on a golf course, in a neighborhood called "Peacock Gap" in San Rafael, California. The Bebe and one of the other Bebes named, "Bone Boy", sent their claim to High Times in 2003, after someone sent them the article they did on 420 and the Waldos. They waited for months, yet never received a reply.
The Bebes are a group of athletes from San Rafael, CA, who went to San Rafael High School in 1970. They were well known for their prank phone calls and recordings. Brad Bann aka The Bebe was the leader of the group and was joined by all of his friends, whom he ordained and named as well. There was Dave Dixon aka Wild Du, his brother Dan Dixon aka Puff, Dave Anderson aka Hello Andy, Tom Thorgersen aka Thorgy, Bone Boy, Blue, The Mead, Turkey & The Worm.
The Waldos are a group of non athletic guys from San Rafael, CA, who went to San Rafael High School in 1970. They were known for being uncoordinated and goofy, which is why The Bebe nicknamed them all Waldos. There was Steve Capper and David Reddix who have gone public with their names, Patrick, Larry, Jeff, John and Mark, who have not gone public as of yet. While these guys may have been responsible for promoting 420 across country, there is no question that they did not coin the term and have been dishonest with the world from day one. True credit goes to The Bebe and his brotherhood of Bebes.
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