NUMBER ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1958

Shebbb

The novelty song "The Purple People Eater" was written and performed
by
Sheb Wooley, which reached no. 1 on the Billboard pop charts in 1958
from June 9 to July 14.

According to Wooley, MGM Records initially rejected the song, saying
that it was not the type of music with which they wanted to be identified.

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Actor-singer Sheb Wooley
Shelby Fredrick "Sheb" Wooley
(April 10, 1921 – September 16, 2003)

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