As a result of that incident, Brisson, while driving near Montreal, swerved off the road, crashing the vehicle. Brisson, who had a criminal record, was in jail when Sheepway was arrested, and fled Canada. Sheepway tried attacking him, leading to his being stabbed in the neck with a knife. He was later sentenced in absentia to 18 years in jail.
Sheepway met Elvis on December 4, 2001, in Las Vegas, where he was playing at the MGM Grand. They left immediately, and Sheepway began shooting up. He faked a needed heart test, and bought a ticket for a flight to Ontario. Upon arrival, he checked in at a hotel that weekend, whose manager saw him leaving the room with a large black duffle bag.
Timeline: 1929 - He began his musical career, working as a window dresser for Carter's Department Store in Toronto, before scoring a record deal for his first single on the Assyria label. 1932 - He signed with Victor Records in 1933, for whom he recorded over 20 songs, among whom were Ace In The Hole and It's So Easy To Fall in Love. 1936 - He guested on Roy Orbach's first song, In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning, which became a hit, selling over a million records worldwide. 1936-41 - He played with Benny Goodman on his brief stint in the United States; he and Jimmy Dorsey started a song and dance act, and toured for more than two years. 1941 - He enlisted in the army after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, playing instruments and producing the band's wartime broadcasts. 1943 - He made his second recording for Victor in the spring of 1943 in Toronto, with a group led by Doc Ries and Earl Robinson, where his recording of the famous novelty song, Everybody Loves Our Baby, had its first release. 1944 - During his tenure with Goodman, he became fond of whiskey, and most of the songs he recorded were written by others.1951 - He signed to Capitol Records as a solo artist, and scored with versions of songs he had been recording for years, among them Past Remembered Joy. d2c66b5586