Seems to be for all his live appearances - is this right? Any idea when it started, etc.? Was it just for such things as Carnegie Hall, Town Hall?
On the 3/72 "Creepy Stories" show, Shep does an ad for an upcoming live show at the Carlton Theatre in Red Bank, NJ on 4/7/72. It was done with a big fanfare and Shep mentions that it is being presented by Staggerwing Productions. (See Audio Link)
Staggerwing, on the other hand, is also a bi-plane made by Beechcraft.
With Shep's love of flying this may have been the inspiration for the name.
According to inside back flap of Leigh's book she was co-owner.
March 24,1972 3-24-1972 - The Daily Register
Courtesy: Steve Glazer
1975 Back Flap
Made in the USA
"Can you imagine 4,000 years passing, and you're not even a memory?
Think about it, friends. It's not just a possibility. It is a certainty." - Jean Shepherd - 1975