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Sheb Wooley

Shelby F. "Sheb" Wooley (April 10, 1921 – September 16, 2003) was a character actor and singer, best known for his 1958 novelty hit "Purple People Eater". Wooley was born in Erick, Oklahoma and grew up on a farm. He learned how to ride horses at a young age, and was working cowboy and rodeo rider. He also played in a country-western band. During WWII, Wooley was turned down for service because of his rodeo injuries. He worked in the oil industry and as a welder. Read more on

Sheb Wooley has 2 songs that have been featured in movies like Aloha Summer, Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection and DTV: Pop & Rock. What is your favorite song by Sheb Wooley?


Songs from Sheb Wooley

Purple People Eater
The Purple People Eater