Gypsy Boots & The Nature Boys

Gypsy Boots was the original health nut. He lived outdoors in the hollywood hills and in 1958 founded the first health food store in the US. Boots and his group were the inspiration to the 1947 song, Nature Boy, composed by Eden Ahbez.

Gypsy Boots (back left), Eden Ahbez (front left) and other Nature Boys, Topanga Canyon, 1958

Grace Slick and the Great Society, Nature Boy, 1967

Gypsy Boots (Wikipedia).  Information about Ahbez’s song, ‘Nature Boy’.  Boots’ appearance on Groucho Marx’s You Bet Your Life in 1955.  A tribute from NPR.  Boots’ album, via WFMU.

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