In the 1960s and ’70s, just about anyone who listened to radio would know the name “Ray Stevens.”

Whether it was through his comedy hits, including “Guitarzan,” “The Streak,” “Harry the Hairy Ape,” “Ahab the Arab” or “Jeremiah Peabody’s Polyunsaturated Quick-Dissolving Fast-Acting Pleasant-Tasting Green and Purple Pills” or his more serious numbers, including “Everything Is Beautiful,” “Misty” or “Mr. Businessman.” In later years, he was still gracing country radio with the novlety songs “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival,” “Shriner’s Convention” and “Would Jesus Wear a Rolex?”