Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs were played frequently at the Old Twisted Wheel, Manchester in the sixties, the most popular tracks being Wooly Bully and the B side, Li’l Red Riding Hood with its spooky tune and atmospheric lyrics:
Hey there lil’ Riding Hood,
you sure are looking good,
that a big bad wolf could wann
Best known for their 1965 smash Wooly Bully, which helped introduce Tex-Mex rhythms to mainstream rock & roll, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs were formed in Dallas by lead singer Domingo Samudio, who took the name Sam the Sham from a joke about his inability as a vocalist.
FORMED: 1964, Dallas, Texas. DISBANDED: 1967