Bobby "Boris" Pickett (born Robert George Pickett) on February 11, 1940; was fascinated with horror movies as a child. Robert got part of his stage name by imitating Boris Karloff. February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Boris Karloff (November 23, 1887 - February 2, 1969), born William Henry Pratt, was a famous actor in horror films. ...
He had a hit song called Monster Mash which is often played during Halloween. He formed a band called The Crypt-Kickers Monster Mash is a 1962 novelty song and the best known song by Bobby Boris Pickett. ... Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31, usually by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting candy. ...
Born Robert George Pickett on February 11th, 1940, Bobby was fascinated by horror movies as a child.
Pickett and Paxton, along with Leon Russell, Johnny McCrae and Rickie Page recorded the tune, and when the session was done, it was Paxton who came up with the idea of putting "Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Cryptkickers", on the record's label.
Pickett also added all his own sound sound effects: the creaky door opening is a nail being pulled from a piece of wood, the boiling cauldron is Pickett blowing bubbles into a cup of water with a straw and the chains are him moving chains up and down.
Pickett was a nightclub entertainer who performed with a group called The Cordials.
Pickett took the song to Gary Paxton, who was lead singer of The Hollywood Argyles, who had the hit "Alley Oop." They recorded the song Paxton and studio musicians Leon Russell, Johnny McCrae and Rickie Page, who were credited as "The Cryptkickers."
BobbyPickett is the only active performer who has reached the top 100 music chart 3 times with the same song.
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