Bill Sheppard

William E. Sheppard

Also known as B. Shephard, B. Sheppard, Bill 'Bunky' Sheppard, Bill Shepard, Bill Shepherd, Bunky, Bunky Shepard, Sheppard, Shepperd, W. L. Sheppard, W. Sheppard, W. Sheppart, W.L. Sheppard, William Shephard, William Sheppard, Wm. E. Sheppard, Wm. Sheppard

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Bill "Bunky" Sheppard (b. 20 March 1922 in New Orleans) rose to prominence in the late 1950s through the 1960s as a Chicago-based doo-wop/vocal group producer/manager and head of several labels.

Bunky started a vocal group called the Sheppards, in which he did not perform, and he shared control with [a=Carl Davis] over the Dukays (known for "Duke Of Earl", credited to their singer Gene Dixon aka [a=Gene Chandler]). He also started the [l=Apex (4)] label in 1959, co-founded Pam Productions, the Nat, Pam, and Wes labels, and [l=Constellation Records] in 1961, and founded Bunky Records (a division of [l=Scepter]) in 1966. He was closely involved with the early operation of the [l=Chi Sound] and [l=Vee Jay Records] labels as well.

His sons Billy and Stan were members of [a=Skool Boyz] in the 1980s.

He is not the same person as [a=Bill Shepherd] (Bee Gees arranger), [a=William Shepherd] (jazz trombonist) or [a=Bill Shepherd (2)] (1920s country blues man).

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