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The Mccoys

The McCoys - Hang On Sloopy (original with extra stanza). "Hang on Sloopy" is a song by the pop group The McCoys which was #1 in America in October 1965 and is the official rock song of the state of Ohio and The Ohio State University. It was written by Wes Farrell and Bert Russell and is named for singer Dorothy Sloop, who used the name "Sloopy" on stage.


Ah! You cant beat a bit of American bubblegum/cheesy garage rock in my book. A fun song in good old black and white.


Devil Anse Hatfield's tomb. William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield, the patriarch of the West Virginia family that feuded with the McCoys of Kentucky in the 1870s-1880s, is depicted in the figure atop this family tomb. The inscription reads: 'Johnson / Wm. A. / Robert L. / Nancy / Elliott R. / Mary / Elizabeth / Elias / Troy / Joseph D. / Rose / Willis E. / Tennis S. / Their Children', atop a pedestal reading 'Hatfield.'


The McCoys suffered another great loss on the night of January 1, 1888, when Hatfields, led by Devil Anse’s uncle Jim Vance, set fire to the family’s Pike County cabin. Calvin and Alifair, Randolph McCoy’s grown children, were killed in the cabin raid, and their mother, Sarah, severely bludgeoned. This atrocity brought matters to a head, putting the Hatfields on the defensive for the duration of the conflict, hunted in their own West Virginia neighborhoods. Vance was soon killed by a posse of…