In 1955 today’s original artist wrote what was to become one of the most recorded songs in rock and roll history, but by the 80’s he was living on welfare until he went to court and finally got paid for his work! Today would have been his 84th birthday.

The song we’re looking for is not the 1955 song but another song that came in 1959 is not as well known as the other but has also been recorded by many. The song title is based on a popular TV/Radio Western serial at the time.

Our Shadow group have been friends since childhood in the mid west. They are a “garage rock” duo who have gone from garages to arenas. Their name may be sharp or flat but never natural!


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