Sheb Wooley (April 10, 1921 - September 16, 2003) was a highly acclaimed singer, songwriter, and actor who became famous beginning in the late 1950s. He is best known for the 1958 novelty smash hit, "The Purple People Eater," which topped the charts. Over his long career, he appeared in dozens of Westerns and played Pete Nolan in the TV series, "Rawhide." He also recorded many hit parodies on well known country songs as Ben Colder.
Best known songs (with years) include:
Pop charts debut year: 1955
Years active: 1946-1999
Genres: Pop, country, novelty
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