MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Half the duo who sang "One Toke Over the Line," plus two singers of holiday classics, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame within the month.
Michael Brewer will be inducted with a film and concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Brewer, an Oklahoma City native, and Tom Shipley topped the charts with in 1970 the rock hit "One Toke Over the Line" in 1970.
Gayla Peevey, who sang "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas," and the late Molly Bee, who sang "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," will be part of an all-female induction class on Nov. 27 in Oklahoma City. Other inductees will be Jody Miller, Gail Davies, Katrina Elam, Gus Hardin, Lorrie Collins, Kellie Coffey, Evelynn Pittman and Cassie Gaines.
The ceremony will be noon Nov. 27 at the Oklahoma History Center with a dinner and reception at 6:30 that night at Kendall's Restaurant in Noble.
Brewer will be inducted Dec. 1 by his brother, OMHOF induction committee chairman Dr. Hugh Foley said.
"Then, he will do a solo, intimate set, which will include 'One Toke Over the Line,'" Foley said. "We think this will be a big deal for the Hall of Fame."
Foley said tickets will be $20 and will be available beginning Monday at OMHOF or Eventbrite.
The Oklahoma City ceremony on Nov. 27 will be part of a celebration of Oklahoma women musicians, Foley said. Artists expected to attend are opera singers Barbara McAlister and Leona Mitchell, fiddler Jana Jae and rockabilly great Wanda Jackson.
Peevey and Bee are famed for their holiday hits.
Elam, of Bray, is a country singer.
Hardin, of Tulsa, hit the top 10 in the 1980s with "After the Last Goodbye."
Davies, from Broken Bow, wrote such country standards as "Bucket to the South" and "Hometown Gossip."
Collins was a rockabilly singer who performed with Wanda Jackson.
Coffey hit the country music scene with her hit "When You Lie Next to Me."
Pittman, from McAlester, was an author, composer, choral director and music educator.
Gaines, who was inducted last September in Miami, sang with Lynyrd Skynyrd.
If you go
WHAT: Induction of Michael Brewer into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, 401 S. Third St.
TICKETS: $20, available starting Monday.
WHAT: Induction of nine women musicians into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
WHEN: Noon Nov. 27.
WHERE: Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City.
TICKETS: $50 per person.
INFORMATION: (405) 200-2952.