Edward Ray Sharpe (born February 8, 1938) is an American R&B and rockabilly singer, guitarist, and songwriter.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Sharpe grew up influenced by country as well as blues music. He learned guitar, influenced by Chuck Berry records, and in 1956 formed his own trio.
His second record, “Linda Lu” / “Monkey’s Uncle”, both sides written by Sharpe, was much more successful. Recorded in May 1959, it reached No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year. “Linda Lu” has subsequently been covered by many artists, including the Rolling Stones, The Kingsmen, Flying Burrito Brothers, and Tom Jones.
Red Sails in the Sunset