The Shacklefords were a short-lived folk-pop act led by two of the more interesting figures in the L.A. music scene of the 1960s -- Lee Hazlewood, the idiosyncratic singer, songwriter, and producer best known for his collaborations with Nancy Sinatra, and Marty Cooper, who was a songwriter and producer worked with the likes of Bobby Day, Brian Hyland, Tommy Roe, Bobby Bare, the Marathons, and Chubby Checker. The Shacklefords' story begins in the mid-'40s, when Lee Hazlewood was a high-school senior in Huntsville, TX; he began dating a fellow student, Naomi Shackleford, and the two fell in love. After a few years in college, Hazlewood joined the Army, but he and Shackleford stayed together, and after he ended his hitch in the service, Lee and Naomi were married in 1953. Hazlewood was called up for further service during the Korean War, and he landed an assignment as a disc jockey for Armed Forces Radio in Japan and Korea. Hazlewood pursued a career in radio after returning to the United States, which took him to Arizona, where he soon made a name for himself as a songwriter and producer, cutting successful singles with Sanford Clark and Duane Eddy.