Our original artist would have been 80 today. He was born in Washington, D.C. and helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 60’s.

The song is also the name of a concept album by the original artist. The artist was inspired to write about social injustice and change by his good friend in the Four Tops. The album’s songs tell the story of a returning, disillusioned Vietnam Vet.

Today’s Shadow band is of a different genre from the original artist. Their instrumentation consists of strings only. Some might say they are notorious!

The 5 O’Clock Shadow is presented by Coney Island Brewing Company.