Phish — Halley’s Comet
Named for Edmond Halley, Halley’s Comet is the most famous of periodic comets and can be seen every 75-76 years. The first earth sighting was 467 B.C. and the last earth sighting was a relatively weak one in 1986. It is the only naked-eye comet that will return within (some) human’s lifetime. It will next appear in 2061.
Somewhat more common is Phish’s song, Halley’s Comet. Written by Richard Wright (Nancy Taube) and first performed in the band’s formative years, the song starts with somewhat of a doo-wop beginning and moves into fun free for all. With nonsensical lyrics, it is one of the band’s silliest songs and is openly despised by Jon Fishman. Here are some sightings of Phish’s Halley’s Comet: