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Hit song pushed Brewer and Shipley over the line
Music » Folk-rock duo will play Park City on Saturday.
First Published Apr 25 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Apr 25 2014 01:01 am

Michael Brewer was as surprised as anyone when "One Toke Over the Line" became a hit in 1971.

Brewer and his friend Tom Shipley wrote the song to make themselves and friends laugh.

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Brewer & Shipley

When » Saturday, April 26, 8 p.m.

Where » Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets » $23 to $32; www.parkcityshows.com

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The tune got the duo in hot water with the Nixon administration. On the other hand, bandleader Lawrence Welk called it "pure American gospel."

Fans will get a chance to hear that subversive gospel hit when Brewer and Shipley perform at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City on Saturday, April 26.

Read the full story at www.parkrecord.com/scene/ci_25616002/hit-song-pushed-brewer-and-shipley-over-line.




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