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R.I.P. "The Monster Mash" Composer Bobby Pickett 1938-2007

Bobby_pickett_mini Bobby "Boris" Pickett passed away April 25th, 2007.  Pickett's claim to fame dates back decades ago.  While performing in a band, Pickett ad-libbed a Boris Karloff voice in the middle of a tune.  Encouraged by friends to create a song around the impression, in 1959 he created a jaunty little novelty number called "The Monster Mash". 

The song tells the story of a scientist who creates a monster who then spawns the dance craze.  Monster movie type sound effects, a few jokes, and impressions of both Karloff and Bela Lugosi made the song a perennial Hallowe'en favorite worldwide (it hit #3 in the UK in 1973 after a 1962 ban for being "too morbid") from then on.Bobby_pickett_autograph_bw_mini

The song has been covered countless times, a classic many times over.  Pickett continued to perform the song throughout his life, and in 2005 recorded a new environmentally themed version called "The Climate Mash".

The official site for The Monster Mash

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