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Sheldon Alan "Shel" Silverstein (25th September 1930 – 10th May 1999) was an American poet, songwriter, musician, composer, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books.

Silverstein's passion for music was clear early on as he studied for a while at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. As a songwriter, Silverstein kept a low profile but cast a long shadow. He tended to shun publicity and even photographers. Nonetheless, his musical output included many songs which were hits for… read more

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  • Avatar for caracol3pi14
    So good, brilliant. Never getting enough
  • Avatar for brootaljared
    his music is overlooked
  • Avatar for EvlutnaryReject
    Your always welcome at our house is the happiest serial killer song I've ever heard. Always makes me smile! A lady once sang it on the muppet show!
  • Avatar for 2Serenity
    Wow..I had never heard his Shel Silverstein's voice and I had no idea that he was an accomplished musician/song writer. Thank you @Rdio for letting me see the gems that you have available on your website!! xo
  • Avatar for blackendmehrdad
    legend
  • Avatar for MohammadReza20
    His books are so popular in Iran.
  • Avatar for dharmanaut
    I'm concerned my all time favorite shel silverstein's entire album is censored and hopefully talking about doesnt result in me getting censored: Fuck 'Em, which is, if, i can paradoxically engage in hyperbole, the most brilliant deconstruction of apathy, cannaboid or other, every built. how do things come to lastfm?
  • Avatar for Strawb77
    i saw polly in a porny with a pony and it damn near blowed my mind- rofl!
  • Avatar for mehdi483
    I love my right hand! RIP you pervert
  • Avatar for NathanHess
    <3 http://youtube.com/watch?v=1TZCP6OqRlE&feature=related The Actual 1973 Giving Tree Movie, read by Shel Silverstein

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