The 5 O’clock Shadow: September 25, 2020
The song is a disjointed story about a mountain man and a girl named Bessie.
The drummer in the original band sang this song.
The original band are Canadian and began their career as The Hawks. They practiced in a pink house.
The Shadow artist are English. Their band has three singers and most of its members have also released solo recordings. They have been friends since they were teenagers.
In keeping with our Decades of Discovery Fall Fund Drive and today’s 1960’s theme, this song was released in November 1969. The original artist performed the song that same year on The Ed Sullivan Show. It was their only appearance on the show.