Colleencanuck from Vancouver, Bc, CanadaI always thought it was an ear, not a horn! Gotta change my Halloween costume!
Randy from TexasAnyone know what the b side of flying purple eater?
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 9th 1959, the television western series 'Rawhide' had its premiere on the CBS-TV network... The series ran for eight seasons with 217 episodes... Sheb Wooley*, who played cowpoke Pete Nolan, appeared in 110 episodes... Eight months earlier on May 25th, 1958 Sheb Wooley's "The Purple People Eater" became the Best Selling record in the U.S. according to Billboard Magazine, and remained the best seller for six consecutive weeks... As stated above he reached #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart with "That's My Pa"; that was for one week on March 11th, 1962... Shelby F. 'Sheb' Wooley passed away on September 16th, 2003 at the age of 82... May he R.I.P. * He also released records under the name Ben Colder; and in 1962 his "Almost Persuaded No. 2" reached #6 on the Country Singles chart.
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 27th 1958, Sheb Wooley performed "The Purple People Eater" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'... It peaked at #1 (for 6 weeks) on Billboard's Best Selling in Stores chart on May 25th, 1958, and it was only its second week on the chart... And the week it reached #1 there was another novelty song on the Top 10; "Witch Doctor" by David Seville was at #3 on the Best Sellers chart... R.I.P. Shelby F. Wooley (1921 - 2003) and David Seville, aka Rostom Sipan 'Ross' Bagdasarian, (1919 - 1972).
Zabadak from London, EnglandVal Doonican's version was a big hit in Finland!