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Oklahoma Profile: Sheb Wooley, part 3


While Sheb Wooley was carving out a successful acting career in the 1950s and 1960s, he was also actively working in the music business, writing and recording numerous songs.

His biggest hit was a novelty tune released in 1958 called “The Purple People Eater.” That little ditty went to No. 1 on the Billboard rock charts and stayed there for six weeks!

Wooley also wrote and sang “That’s My Pa,” which became a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s country music charts in 1962. His composition “Are You Satisfied?” made the charts several times by various artists; Rusty Draper’s version wa...

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