Legendary Stardust Cowboy
The Legendary Stardust
Cowboy was born Norman Carl Odam on September 5, 1947, in Lubbock,
Texas. Odam took up music in his high school years as a means toward
popularity and impressing girls.
In 1968 he started his career as an outsider performer while
in college when he recorded "Paralyzed" . The song's popularity
earned "the Ledge" (as he is known by fans) an appearance on NBC's
Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in comedy television series.
"Paralyzed" went on to be featured on several Doctor Demento
compilations, and it often appears prominently in lists of the worst
recordings ever made. In 2010, Odam played himself in the
independent film, Rainbows End, a mockumentary about a band
traveling from Texas to California to record an album with him. He
is considered one of the pioneers of the genre that came to be known
as psychobilly in the 1960s.
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