His showmanship, rhinestone suits and pompadoured
hair made him famous, with his own syndicated TV show, "The Porter Wagoner Show," for 21 years beginning in 1960.
Jones, a Texas native, launched his professional career as a pompadoured
drummer with Trini Lopez (``If I Had a Hammer''), and Johnny Rivers, recording such hits as ``Maybelline'' and ``Secret Agent Man.
I've never been a mainstream person, and I've worked hard not to be a mainstream performer," says actress Mo Fischer, who succeeds with flying colors on both counts with her lascivious pompadoured
drag king character Mo B.
When the golden-voiced, pompadoured
Elvis Presley sang "Hound Dog" on The Ed Sullivan Show in September 1956, the cameras stayed above the waist so viewers wouldn't see the scandalous way he swiveled his hips.
I'm a regular,'' he said, before the pompadoured
band segued into a surf music number.