Followed by a moon shadow

TRAVUS T. HIPP, 1937-2012

ADIÓS, COMPADRE — Our friend Travus, 75, passed away peacefully between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m. PDT on 18 May 2012 at his home in Silver City, Nevada. The sun is in eclipse as I write this at 6:30 p.m. on May 20.

CHANGE OF VENUE (5-22-2012) — Adiós in Silver City, Nevada, Saturday, May 26, 2012 —> Updated 5-27-2012 — > The auld church where Travus lived and died proved too small for the expected multitude, so gathering, gnoshing and remembering commenced at the Silver City Community Center, 385 High Street, at 10:00 a.m. PDT. The graveside memorial service began at High Noon. Travus was buried next to his rock star companion Lynne Hughes, a short walk away. My remembrance of Lynne from the 3-21-1993 Daily Sparks Tribune has been linked to Travus' formal obituary at this website. All memories accepted for permanent posting hereat. Stay tuned for pictures and stories of the appropriately rainy day.

Thanks for all your kind words. Keep up the good work and the good fight.

Be well. Raise hell.

Andrew Barbano

Barbano remembers the artist
Reno Gazette-Journal 5-25-2012

NEW — Travus' life story and obituary
Travus' last column in the 5-20 Daily Sparks Tribune
Debra K. Reid Photo / Sparks Tribune January 4, 2009

Album covers of Travus' Passion Flower Lynne Hughes
who climbed the stairway to heaven in 1993

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Items hereinbelow courtesy of James Mcinnis, who wrote:

Attached is a scan from the gatefold of the Tongue & Groove LP. I found this in a Berkeley used record/bookstore in the early eighties.

Autographed by Chandler, Lynne, Michael Ferguson(!) and Randy Lewis (on the front cover.) Happy to get a copy, let alone signed (unfortunately, I'm NOT George!).

Used to listen to him on KSAN. Once when a caller told him, "You're a travesty *to* the hip!'"

He replied, "Congratulations, man, you got the joke!"

Signed by Travus, Lynne et al. —>

James Mcinnis: Randy signed his first name in the lower right hand corner of the front cover. Added to the image attached.

Back to Travus' life story and memorial page

NEWLY UPLOADED: Love ain't free

Evelyn Kerr's remembrances of the life and times of Travus T. Hipp
from the pages of TimeMazine

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Andrew Barbano is a 43-year Nevadan, editor of and; and former chair of the City of Reno's Citizens Cable Compliance Committee, He is producer of Nevada's annual César Chávez Day celebration and serves as first vice-president, political action chair and webmaster of the Reno-Sparks NAACP. As always, his opinions are strictly his own. E-mail

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