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The Riff

‘One Toke Over the Line’: More Than a ‘One Hit’ Wonder

Kama Sutra Records

“One Toke Over the Line” by folk rock duo Brewer & Shipley was released in 1970 in an atmosphere of anti-war demonstrations and crackdowns on drug users. The song would become Michael Brewer and Tom Shipley’s biggest hit; so big that it caught the attention of Vice President Spiro Agnew, who termed the song — along with the Byrds’ “Eight Miles High” and Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” —…

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