Personalities | Sheb Wooley | West Coast Scene | Country
(Vocals, guitar, comedian, songwriter, actor, 1921–2003)
With a career that cut across the entertainment industry, Oklahoma’s Sheb Wooley started out a country singer and songwriter but, with a few acting lessons behind him, arrived in Hollywood and became a much sought-after western character actor. His most famed roles were in High Noon and the television series Rawhide. Besides his country hits, which included the chart-topping ‘That’s My Pa’ (1962) and comic offerings as parody alter-ego ‘Ben Colder’, he scored a multi-million seller with the novelty rock’n’roll hit ‘Purple People Eater’ (1959).
An extensive music information resource, bringing together the talents and expertise of a wide range of editors and musicologists, including Stanley Sadie, Charles Wilson, Paul Du Noyer, Tony Byworth, Bob Allen, Howard Mandel, Cliff Douse, William Schafer, John Wilson...
Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country and more. Flame Tree has been making encyclopaedias and guides about music for over 20 years. Now Flame Tree Pro brings together a huge canon of carefully curated information on genres, styles, artists and instruments. It's a perfect tool for study, and entertaining too, a great companion to our music books.
The ultimate story of a life of rock music, from the 1950s to the present day.
Fantastic new, unofficial biography covers
his life, music, art and movies, with a
sweep of incredible photographs.