Thomas Paulsley "Sleepy" LaBeef (né LaBeff; July 20, 1935 – December 26, 2019) was an American rockabilly singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor. He was born in Smackover, Arkansas.
His first hit was 1968's "Every Day", which peaked at No. 73 on the U.S. Billboard Country charts. After moving to Plantation Records in 1969, he scored a second hit in 1971 with "Blackland Farmer", which charted at No. 67.
LaBeef also starred in the horror movie The Exotic Ones. He was more popular in Europe.
LaBeef died on December 26, 2019 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas at the age of 84.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com
- ↑ Sleepy LaBeef at Allmusic
- ↑ Sleepy LaBeef, Enduring Rockabilly Cult Hero, Dies at 84
Other websites[change | change source]
- Listing of all Sleepy's songs and alternatives Archived 2019-12-27 at the Wayback Machine