He was married to Lucy Lamb. They loved it. Most liked, -1) ? real-world solutions, and more. to your comment. Robert Weston Smith, known as Wolfman Jack(January 21, 1938 – July 1, 1995), was an American disc jockey. "He walked up the driveway, went in to hug his wife and then just fell over.". American disc jockey and music television host, Robert Weston Smith, known as Wolfman Jack(January 21, 1938 – July 1, 1995), was an American disc jockey. try again, the name must be unique, Please You also agree to our Terms of Service. "From 1958 to 1964, that's real rock 'n' roll. The pop star P.J. The Wolfman collapsed shortly after returning home earlier in the day, said Lonnie Napier, vice president of Wolfman Jack Entertainment. See our Privacy Policy and Third Party Partners to learn more about the use of data and your rights. continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Perva appeared to have fallen asleep at the wheel, according to Morgan's report. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Wolfman Jack, in his day the most famous rock and roll disc-jockey in America, has howled for the last time. "It's real American music - what rock 'n' roll originally was before people turned it around and sideways and upside down," he said in an interview in 1988. Wolfman Jack, in his day the most famous rock and roll disc-jockey in America, has howled for the last time. He was an enormously influential figure for all the jocks. Wolfman Jack Speaks in Tongues. 'active' : ''"> It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms. ", No hype, just the advice and analysis you need, Register with your social account or click here to log in. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Oldest first, -1) ? Wolfman Jack (aged 57) Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when "He had just done one of his best shows. Morgan. It was there that he was heard by the film director George Lucas who, remembering the part which the Wolfman had played in his own teenage years, growing up in the small Californian town of Modesto, cast the disc-jockey in American Graffiti. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The disc- jockey, who achieved fleeting international fame for his part in George Lucas's 1973 teenage rites-of-passage film American Graffiti, died on Saturday night from a heart attack. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. 'active' : ''"> A couple of shots of whiskey helps it. He made his last radio appearance on Friday night from the Planet Hollywood restaurant in Washington. DEATH: On July 1, 1995, Smith died from a heart attack at his house in Belvidere, North Carolina, shortly after finishing a weekly broadcast. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Proby remembers jiving with Wolfman on the radio, when Proby released a record under the pseudonym Orville Woods. 'active' : ''"> Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) and Motel Hell (1980). So I stood there and growled a little bit and threw around some profanities and left. they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. XERF's 250,000 watts was five times the power allowed on American radio stations at the time, giving the Wolfman a rapt teenage audience almost all the way across America. Wolfman Jack was born on January 21, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Robert Weston Smith. ( Log Out /  He was an actor, known for American Graffiti (1973), Sgt. The film made the Wolfman the most famous disc-jockey in America, celebrated in songs by Todd Rundgren and Leon Russell and an American hit for the Guess Who, "Clap for the Wolfman". Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, Email already exists. He could do with an R&B record what Dick Clarke could do with a Bobby Rydell record - make it a hit.". language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification, -1) ? "I could have been Mexican, I could have been black; I could have been anything. But that was the power of radio. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Create a commenting name to join the debate. Edwin R. Perva Jr., 30, of Hertford was killed about 1 a.m. when his 1991 Ford ran off the road and into a ditch before striking a driveway culvert and going airborne for 46 feet, said Highway Patrol Trooper K.L. On November 22, 1963, when the world and I could not seem to stop crying, my mother gave me a copy of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan that she had bought for me as a Christmas present. "I looked real Neanderthal," he would later recall. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies (I have written of this before; you can find a link below.) The most insightful comments on all subjects try again, the name must be unique, Please ( Log Out /  Sharing the full story, not just the headlines. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. They didn't give our boys long enough.". Oldest first, -1) ? Community Realising the value of his own mystique, for a long time Wolfman shied away from the disc-jockey's stock-in-trade of personal appearances by demanding an extortionate $15,000 fee. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Wolfman Jack Birthday and Date of Death. I've got that nice raspy sound.". He was 57. He appeared in advertising campaigns and had his own syndicated television Wolfman Jack Show. Independent Premium. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Most liked. 'active' : ''"> He invested in a troupe of midgets and a make-up artist, appearing on stage in a red Afro fright- wig, flowing cape, shades and 12-inch finger-nails. We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Famous for his gravelly voice, he credited it for his success, saying, “It’s kept meat and potatoes on the table for years for Wolfman and Wolfwoman. He was feeling really good," said Lonnie Napier, vice-president of Wolfman Jack Enterprises. the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms. ( Log Out /  He is buried at a family cemetery in Belvidere. Guidelines. Perva was try again, the name must be unique, Please 3: Once appeared in a commercial for Clearasil. Please A horror- movie fan, Smith adopted the name "Wolfman" and came to prominence broadcasting for XERF-AM, a radio station situated just inside the Mexican border, and therefore outside Federal broadcasting regulations. Log in to update your newsletter preferences, Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts by email. Newest first, -1) ? Robert Smith (Wolfman Jack), disc-jockey: born Brooklyn, New York 1939; married (one son, one daughter); died Belvidere, North Carolina 1 July 1995. Eventually a group of Kansas City students called his bluff. Wolfman Jack, the rock 'n' roll disc jockey whose gravelly voice and wolf howls made him one of the nation's most recognizable personalities, died Saturday of a heart attack. He was 56. Wolfman was 57 years old at the time of death. Wolfman Jack (aged 57) American disc jockey and music television host. 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