Cheech and Chong deserve to be considered for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and here’s why: Because they have four hit singles on their resumes.
“Santa Claus and His Old Lady,” released in 1971, reached No. 38 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
“Basketball Jones,” released in 1973, reached No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“Sister Mary Elephant,” released in 1973, reached No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1974.
And “Earache My Eye,” released in 1974, reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
What Cheech and Chong contemporary comedian from the 1970s can boast the same recording credentials?
George Carlin? Brilliantly funny. No hit singles.
Richard Pryor? Hilarious. No hit singles.
Lily Tomlin? Laughs galore. No hit singles.
Those comedians were certainly big-time recording artists in the 1970s and there are a boatload of Grammy nominations among them. But no … Read more