The 5 O’Clock Shadow: September 27, 2019


The song, released in 1967, was controversial enough for the notoriously, conservative Ed Sullivan Show to ask them to change a lyric when they performed on the show. Additionally many radio stations refused to play it or bleeped out a word.

The lead instrument on this track is the piano as opposed to the guitar which was unusual for the original band.

The original artist and the Shadow artist are both legends of the highest degree. The front men even collaborated in the 80’s and because of an ex’s claim on the Joan Rivers Show were once rumored to be having an affair. They both hail from the UK and were at the forefront of the British invasion.