Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Rockin' Funnies: Purple People Eater (1958)

Sheb Wooley had only one major hit under his own name, and it was a novelty classic from 1958, "Purple People Eater". Wooley would continue to record, both as himself and as a country alter-ego, Ben Colder, who specialized in parodies of popular country standards of the period. Most baby boomers, however, will remember Wooley as an actor, as part of an ensemble cast on Rawhide that also included a young Clint Eastwood.

Here's "Purple People Eater":

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