The ONE + ONE was a two-man musical group that played at the Swiss Chalet during the 1950s and 1960s. The original team was Bob and Jerry, Bob Allegroe and Jerry McGraw. Around 1968, Jerry left Bob, and Bob added two other musicians to make it Two Plus One in 1969. Then one of them left and it was back to One Plus One in 1970-71. The other one was “Mexican Larry.”
The musical team was known for its music as much as its jokes, and they published a souvenir “Pocket Joke Book,” “Die Laughing and Live it up at Geneva-on-the-Lake” that contained some of their milder jokes. “Just remember – “The people who think One + One Jokes are rough would quickly change their views if they would compare the ones we print with those we’re scared to use! Laugh it up!” the authors state in the opening page of their book.
For example: “Gorgeous Babe: Can try on that pink dress in the window? Store Manager: Go ahead. It’s bound to help business.” “I’m hungry for Love He whispered so sweetly So they married and soon He was fed up completely.”
Bob played an instrument called the accordavox, which looked like an accordion. He was quick to point out the difference to any person who failed to make the distinction.