Today’s Han’s Worst Hits of the 70’s- is “Shannon” by Henry Gross. This is a terrible song but I love it- I will explain that later. Shannon was written by Henry Gross. Shannon was about the death of Beach Boy Carl Wilson’s Irish Setter-named Shannon. Gross had visited Carl and Carl told him of the death of Shannon- having been hit by a car.
Shannon was a worldwide smash- going to #6 on the US Billboard chart. It was a #1 in Canada and New Zealand. It was thankfully Henry Gross’s only hit.
Here is a trivia question for you- Henry Gross as a member of Sha Na Na was the youngest performer at the age of 18 on the main stage at Woodstock in 1969.
Why do I love this crappy song? This is the infamous song about the dead dog dying that sent Casey Kasem off – while doing a long distance dedication on AT40. Link below. [explicit language]