On May 10, 1999, Sheldon Allan “Shel” Silverstein died aged 57. He was writer of children books, cartooninst and songwriter. His songs were recorded by many artists including Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Marianne Faithful, Belinda Carlisle, Doyle Holly, Judy Collins and Emmylou Harris. His best known songs are “Sylvia’s Mother” and “The Cover of Rolling Stone” recorded by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, and “A Boy Named Sue” recorded by Johnny Cash. Silverstein won two “Grammy Awards” and a “Golden Globe Award”.