Actor | Soundtrack | Writer
The running lyric to his huge 1958 novelty song hit "Purple People eater" went like this: "It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater." It spent six weeks at #1 and sold 3,000,000 million copies. Other silly songs included "Talk Back ...
I came out to Hollywood to become a singing cowboy but when I got here in 1950 they didn't want any singing cowboys, even if you had your own guitar. So I got into the other end of the cowboy business and played mostly heavies in my film career.
Shelby F. Wooley
Erick, Oklahoma, USA
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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