Sunday, April 29, 2007

Bobby "Boris" Pickett 1938-2007

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a pretty extensive collection of Halloween and monster related songs (over 30 hours worth), so I was saddened to hear the news this week that Bobby "Boris" Pickett (on the right, with iconic horror host, John Zacherley at a recent Chiller Theatre Convention, in this photo from the "2007 Scary Monsters Yearbook as taken by Arnie Degeantano) the man who brought us "The Monster Mash" died last Wednesday from leukemia.

"The Monster Mash" remains the cream of the crop of spooky-themed songs, a very large number of which imitated it.

Pickett's music, and other merchandise, can be purchased through his website. In 2005 he changed the lyrics to his iconic song into an environmental wake-up song that is highly critical of the Bush administration. The video for this song can be seen here.

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