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"Sheb Wooley/Ben Colder: Those Sons of Mitches!"
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Ben Colder | Shelby Wooley
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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.
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 Blubbering Lips," "Sunday Morning Fallin' Down," "Harper Valley PTA (Later That Same Day)," "The Happiest Squirrel in the Whole U.S.A." and "Fifteen ...