When I was in school there was a Sunday Morning, Rhode Island Disc Jockey who would open his show at 9:00 a.m. with “I Shot The Sheriff.” He received alot of complaints but he kept on playing the song week after week.
“I Shot The Sheriff” was Eric Clapton’s only number one single as it topped the BILLBOARD POP CHART during the summer of 1974. He took this Bob Marley tune and fused its reggae roots with his blues/rock orintation into a memorable mix.
I have always liked the fact that the narrator confesses to killing the sheriff but denies killing the deputy.
It remains one of Eric Clapton’s memorable songs.