Wild Bill Hannachek
The Range Rider
Saber Jack Tyrell / Baxter Vale / Ed Harrison
Had a #1 hit song with "The Purple People Eater"
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6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on how he got the idea for his "Purple People Eater" hit song] The Space Age was upon us. Everyone was thinking about rockets and wondering if maybe we would find people up there. A songwriter friend of mine told me his son had come home from school with a joke about a people eater from space. I wrote the song in a matter of minutes--just dashed it off as a sort of afterthought.
Awarded Comedian of the Year by the Country Music Association in 1968.