Great moments in stage names: from Angus Murdo McKenzie to Karl Denver

If ever a name sounded like a Hollywood Scotsman, it was Angus Murdo McKenzie. And if ever a name sounded like a Scottish fantasy of a Wild West cowboy, it was Karl Denver. Father of Mike, perhaps?

Angus and Karl were the same person. Glasgow-born, with a stint in the Norwegian merchant marine and an illegal immigrant in Nashville, Angus became Karl and had s string of European hits in the early 1960s. From his Wikipedia bio it seems he fathered eleven children before dying just before Christmas 1998.


Here he is with his biggest hit, a version of Wimoweh:



And here he is 28 years later popping up with the Happy Mondays in Lazyitis (One Armed Boxer):