Wednesday, June 19, 2013

RIP Slim Whitman, Country Singer, Slayer of Martians

Posted By on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Shell Shock!
  • Shell Shock!

Slim Whitman, the country singer who headlined Elvis Presley's first public performance on July 30, 1954 at the Overton Park (now Levitt) Shell, has died of heart failure. The 89-year-old singer, and subject of brilliant parody, was famous for his yodeling, multi-octave range, and his ability to make alien brains explode.

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