Sheb Wooley – “The Purple People Eater” ( Original Version )

Written by on June 9, 2018



By the late 50’s, Rock and Roll was really taking hold in popular music. Elvis, Chuck, Buddy etc. But there was still room for a novelty song every now and then.

On June 9th, 1958, Sheb Wooley’s “The Purple People Eater” became the #1 in the US.

We were all much younger then so we want to ask you, how many of you thought this was really cool when you first heard it?

For those of you not old enough to remember the song, here it is. The new #1 song in the US, 60 years ago today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL1ZH0Ke92A

Sheb Wooley released this single in July 1958 and it hit #1 within 2 weeks and remained there for 6 weeks. This is the original version — hard to find these…


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