Bobby "Boris" Pickett (February 11, 1938 - April 25, 2007, born Robert George Pickett) was a novelty singer from the early 1960s with a ghoulish persona who had a flair for the macabre. Pickett had a backup band, known as the Crypt-Kickers, that consisted of Leon Russell, Johnny McCrae, Rickie Page, and Gary Paxton.
Pickett is famous for the perennial Halloween classic, "Monster Mash" (1962, 1970, 1973), in which he impersonates horror film stars Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. This upbeat dance number topped the charts when it first came out in 1962, and it remains an oldies staple. Pickett followed up "Monster Mash" with other hits through 1976 that included the Christmas-themed "Monsters' Holiday" (1962) and other mostly monster-related songs.
Vincent Price once quipped,
Bobby Pickett looks and sounds so lifelike. It's amazing!
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- Monster Mash 1962
(This perennial Halloween favorite topped the charts in 1962 and recharted in 1970 and 1973.)
- Monsters' Holiday 1962
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