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Sheb Wooley
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Date Born/Group Began: April 10, 1921 (I B Emerson) 
Date Died/Group Ended: September 16, 2003 (I B Emerson) 
Also Known As:
Ben Colder (his C&W persona) (Tim P. Ryan)
Shelby Fredrick Wooley (Tyro Arrgula)
Members:
Sheb Wooley (Tyro Arrgula)
Country Singer/Songriter/Actor. As a teenager, Wooley worked as a rodeo rider and then formed his own band. In the mid-1940s, he performed on radio stations WLAC and WSM in Nashville, Tennessee, and subsequently had his own show on the Calumet Radio Network. He signed to the Bullet Records Label in 1946, moving in 1948 to MGM Records where he remained until 1973. Wooley began acting in movies in 1950, In all he acted in more than 60 films, among them "Giant" (1956), with James Dean and "Hoosiers" (1986), with Gene Hackman. On television, he played the role of 'Pete Nolan' in the popular "Rawhide" series from 1959 to 1966.

In 1958 he released his most famous hit the novelty tune, “The Purple People Eater.” The song went No. 1 on the pop charts and stayed there for six weeks. “That’s My Pa,” another novelty effort in 1962, was his first country hit. It also reached No. 1. As Ben Colder, Wooley scored six country and five pop hits with such parodies as 'Don’t Go Near the Eskimos' 'Still No. 2,' 'Almost Persuaded No. 2,' 'Detroit City No. 2' and 'Harper Valley P.T.A.”'His last charted country song came in 1971 with 'Fifteen Beers Ago,' a sendup of Conway Twitty’s 'Fifteen Years Ago.'

www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7872670
(I B Emerson)
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Facts:
  • Wooley wrote the theme song for the Hee Haw TV series. (I B Emerson)
  • He played killer 'Ben Miller' in the classic western, "High Noon." (I B Emerson)
  • Played on 163 shows:
    11-27-17, #OTR-3-4806-26-05, #05-26
    10-14-17, #AOTA-17101410-24-04, #04-43
    09-24-17, #OTR-3-3910-24-04, #XM-74
    09-10-17, #OTR-3-3710-19-03, #03-42
    09-06-17, #ISGD-17-3810-06-03, #ISGD-03-37
    09-04-17, #OTR-3-3610-05-03, #03-40
    08-30-17, #ISGD-17-3709-15-03, #ISGD-03-34
    08-26-17, #KMCC-T12-4104-07-03, #ISGD-03-13
    08-21-17, #OTR-3-3403-11-01, #01-10
    08-14-17, #OTR-3-3304-16-00, #00-16
    06-17-17, #AOTA-17061701-17-99, #99-03
    05-08-17, #OTR-3-1910-18-98, #98-42
    04-17-17, #OTR-3-1608-24-97, #97-34
    04-15-17, #KMCC-11-1604-21-96, #96-16
    04-10-17, #OTR-3-1508-06-95, #95-32
    03-06-17, #OTR-3-1011-13-94, #94-46
    03-01-17, #ISGD-17-0908-01-93, #93-31
    02-18-17, #KMCC-11-1204-25-93, #93-17
    02-13-17, #OTR-3-0707-19-92, #92-29
    02-03-17, #KMCC-11-1106-21-92, #92-25
    01-18-17, #OTR-3-0310-27-91, #91-43
    12-11-16, #OTR-2-4810-13-91, #91-41
    12-10-16, #16-5007-07-91, #91-27
    11-26-16, #AOTA-16112605-26-91, #91-21
    11-14-16, #OTR-2-4403-17-91, #91-11
    10-30-16, #OTR-2-4212-16-90, #90-50
    10-23-16, #OTR-2-4110-28-90, #90-43
    10-19-16, #ISGD-16-4301-21-90, #90-03
    10-15-16, #AOTA-16101506-25-89, #89-26
    08-06-16, #AOTA-16080605-28-89, #89-22
    07-09-16, #AOTA-16070903-19-89, #89-12
    07-02-16, #16-2710-02-88, #88-40
    06-18-16, #16-2507-03-88, #88-27
    04-09-16, #AOTA-16040902-14-88, #88-07
    12-23-15, #MMCZ-15-0301-10-88, #88-02
    10-31-15, #AOTA-15103110-18-87, #87-42
    10-18-15, #BWR-15-10-1808-30-87, #87-35
    07-11-15, #ISGD-15-2907-05-87, #87-27
    06-27-15, #15-2604-26-87, #87-17
    08-30-14, #ISGD-14-4906-15-86, #86-24
    06-14-14, #AOTA-14061406-15-86, #KMET-86-24
    02-01-14, #AOTA-14020104-27-86, #KMET-86-17
    10-12-13, #AOTA-13101203-16-86, #86-11
    09-24-13, #BWR-13-09-2402-16-86, #86-07
    06-15-13, #AOTA-13061508-04-85, #85-31
    06-11-13, #BWR-13-06-1104-28-85, #85-17
    06-01-13, #AOTA-13060103-03-85, #85-09
    01-12-13, #13-0209-09-84, #84-37
    12-27-12, #ISGD-12-5412-04-83, #83-49
    12-04-12, #BWR-12-12-0407-31-83, #83-31
    10-22-12, #BWR-12-10-2311-15-81, #81-46
    09-01-12, #AOTA-12090110-04-81, #81-40
    06-16-12, #AOTA-12061602-15-81, #81-07
    06-16-12, #12-2401-04-81, #81-01
    06-12-12, #BWR-12-06-1206-15-80, #80-24
    01-19-12, #ISGD-12-0301-20-80, #80-03
    01-19-12, #MMCZ-12-0312-30-79, #KMET-79-52
    11-12-11, #MMCZ-11-4606-24-79, #79-25
    10-25-11, #BWR-11-10-2512-17-78, #78-44
    09-10-11, #11-3711-12-78, #78-39
    07-16-11, #11-2909-10-78, #78-29
    06-18-11, #AOTA-11061808-20-78, #78-26
    06-14-11, #BWR-11-06-1407-09-78, #78-20
    12-05-10, #MMCZ-10-5612-05-76, #123
    05-16-10, #10-2008-08-76, #106
    02-21-10, #MMCZ-10-0802-08-76, #80
    08-02-09, #MMS-12701-04-76, #75
    06-21-09, #09-2512-28-75, #74-56
    01-11-09, #09-0211-02-75, #66
    12-14-08, #08-5010-12-75, #63
    08-31-08, #08-3509-21-75, #60
    01-05-08, #MMCZ_08-0109-07-75, #58
    09-18-07, #MMS-9308-24-75, #56
    06-24-07, #07-2507-20-75, #51
    01-03-07, #KMCC_3-0504-27-75, #43
    10-29-06, #MMS-5104-20-75, #42
    10-29-06, #06-4403-30-75, #39
    06-18-06, #06-2503-16-75, #37
    04-09-06, #06-1502-02-75, #31
    02-21-06, #MMS-1801-05-75, #27
    11-19-05, #MMS-512-31-72, #KMET-72-53
    08-11-05, #FFM-5
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