July 9, 1995 |
Wolfman Jack's gravelly, rapid-fire delivery blared from a boombox at his gravestone Saturday--just the way he would have wanted it. His black, broad-brimmed hat with a silver band rested atop his gray marble headstone, which was inscribed with his nickname, his real name--Robert Weston Smith--and the kicker, "One more time."
July 2, 1995 |
Wolfman Jack, the disc jockey whose internationally known gravelly voice punctuated by wolf-man howls of "how-wooooo!" made him an American rock 'n' roll icon, died Saturday of a heart attack. He was 57. The colorful entertainer, whose real name was Robert Weston Smith, had just returned to his Belvidere, N.C., home 120 miles east of Raleigh when he collapsed, said Lonnie Napier, vice president of Wolfman Jack Entertainment.
July 4, 1988 |
Another howling oldies era is coming to an end at XTRA-AM. Radio legend Wolfman Jack has announced that he'll be leaving the station because golden oldies programming clashes with XTRA's new all-talk format. "It's nothing personal nor are there any bad feelings," the Wolfman growled. "They've been paying me a lotta money so I sure wouldn't leave if it wasn't the right thing all the way around." The four-hour "The Wolfman Jack Show" had aired from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
May 21, 1988 |
Legendary disc jockey Wolfman Jack says his new cable TV show spotlighting rock 'n' roll oldies rivals his former hit show, "The Midnight Special." The Wolfman, who portrayed himself in the 1973 movie "American Graffiti," is the host of "Rock 'n' Roll Palace" on the Nashville Network. The 30-minute program is taped at Little Darlin's Rock 'n' Roll Palace in Kissimmee, Fla.