Seven Mary Three - Ironic

What band name Seven Mary Three means - CHiPS TV seriesAlso written as 7 Mary 3 or 7M3. These hard rockers from Williamsburg, Virginia play agreeable post grunge music.

In the seventies of the last century a series ran on American television called CHiPS. In the 139 episodes spread over in total six seasons the experiences of two motorcycle cops found their way into the homes of the viewers, officers Francis 'Ponch' Poncherello and Jonathan 'Jon' Baker. When the troopers used their mobile radios, they identified themselves with their code name.

The code name of Jon was Seven Mary Three, 'Ponch' had Seven Mary Four.

A somewhat ironic note: actor Larry Wilcox who played the role of  'Jon' in CHiPS was convicted of fraud early 2011; he was sentenced to 500 hours community service and a one hundred dollar fine.

Active: 1992-present, USA



Unknown said...

This explanation is correct except for one detail.... CHiPs was aired in the 1980s, NOT 1970s.

Unknown said...

I think you're both right. The series started in the late 70s and ran til 1983 i believe. Love the band by the way! Unfortunately they have unofficially broken up.

Anonymous said...

The show ran from 1977-1983.

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