The original version of today’s Shadow was released on this day in 1969, just ahead of the Apollo Moon Landing.  It failed to launch with listeners and was re-released later in the year, becoming a big hit in the UK. Oddly, it didn’t chart in the USA until 1973.

The cover artist has been involved in many enterprises during his long career. He’s been a captain, a policeman, a lawyer, a commercial pitchman and a recording, as well.

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