Friday, November 27, 2009

Sheb Wooley

Goofy Greats Sheb Wooley had quite the career as an actor and comedian, besides 4 top 100 hits between 1955 and 1962, and besides 5 more top 100 singles as Ben Colder between 1962 and 1966. All I’ve ever known of him, though, was his one big success, the “one eyed one-horned flying purple people eater,” which I used hear on the radio periodically as an oldie. I got it myself from a K-Tel album called Goofy Greats.

Sheb Wooley:

Purple People Eater – The ultimate loony tune, this and Alley Oop. But underneath the silliness was a serious message: the entire universe was embracing rock and roll. From the summer of 1958
Sheb Wooley

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