Saturday, October 10, 2009

RIP Shelby Singleton.

Shelby Singleton, who produced "Harper Valley PTA," a song that turned into an industry, died.

Mr. Singleton was a colorful Nashville record producer and entrepreneur who resurrected the historic Sun Records catalog.

Link to NY Times obituary.


Bev Sykes said...

I may have the weirdest memory of "Harper Valley PTA." A friend of Walt's and his wife was visiting. Both of us wives were pregnant and the guy wanted to see a strip joint in SF. We found one that had a very low cover charge and went in. We were in a long narrow room, with straight back chairs and a bar at one side and a stage up front. Thing was that we were the ONLY people there.

Pretty soon this naked woman came on stage with a record player, put on a record and began gyrating to Harper Valley PTA (surely the LEAST sexy song ever!) We couldn't leave because we were the only ones there. We had the choice of looking at her or looking at our reflection in the mirror behind her. It was very bizarre.

Steve Schalchlin said...

That's the best story ever.

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