Kent Harris

American musician

Kent Levaughn Harris (October 15, 1930 – April 16, 2019)[1] was an American songwriter and record producer. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Harris was best known as the writer of novelty tunes such as "Shoppin' for Clothes" and "Cops and Robbers".

Kent Harris
Born(1930-10-15)October 15, 1930
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
DiedApril 16, 2019(2019-04-16) (aged 88)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter
Associated actsThe Coasters
Bo Diddley

Harris died of cancer on April 16, 2019 in San Diego, California at the age of 88.[2]


  1. Eagle, Bob; LeBlanc, Eric S. (2013). Blues - A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara: Praeger Publishers. p. 340. ISBN 978-0313344237.
  2. Legendary songwriter Kent "Boogaloo" Harris dies at 88