"…in honor of old friend Hunter S. Thompson, I nicknamed the band the Lost Gonzos.
I had become a fan of Hunter’s writing, and Rosalee Sorrells once told me, ‘You need to visit my friend Hunter in Woody Creek, Colorado. He loves Wild Turkey, too.’
So I did, and we spent a couple of nights roaring our tits off around Aspen and wound up singing in his living room to his peacocks.
I decided that what the band and I were doing musically, he was doing in his books. That night at his house we discussed Gonzo-ism: ‘Taking an unknown thing to an unknown place for a known purpose.’ (mid-1970s)”
- from “Gypsy Songman,” by Jerry Jeff Walker (Woodford Press, 1999).