Doug Lund’s guide to Rock & Roll and why Sherwin Linton worked for KWAT


This is what a rocker looks like – DEAL!

I wish I could work for KWAT instead I work for SQUAT! (Ha, Ha! Get it?)

The band developed quite a following throughout the upper Midwest. Sherwin’s career really took off, though, when he moved to the Twin Cities and formed “The Cotton Kings” after his hit song, “Cotton King” which he recorded in 1966.  Since then, he’s recorded over 25 albums and traveled millions of miles making music. And talk about staying power; in over fifty years as an entertainer, Sherwin Linton has never missed a gig.

So why haven’t I heard of him? I guess I have to start drinking Diet Coke vodkas and hang out with all the rug heads at the Shrine Mosque to learn about Rock & Roll from now on.


#1 Beer Jew on 04.15.09 at 4:01 pm

Sherwin plays a lot up here. He’s a regular performer at Lee’s Liquor Lounge. Not sure what business he has in South Dakota. Probably one of those things where he lived in South Dakota for a couple years and then (wisely) moved on. People are always trying to make a South Dakota connection. I’m guilty of that myself sometimes.

#2 l3wis on 04.15.09 at 4:19 pm

But can he eat KWAT like a Porn Star . . . Uh . . . I mean . . . play guitar like a Rock Star?