#TBT With The Monster Mash

Monster_Mash_mediumBy Bobby “Boris” Berry

It is, I believe, the all-time novelty record, and has been for more than 50 years. (Or at least since streaking ceased being a craze on college campuses!)

Released in late August of 1962, it caught on in a flash and by the week of October 20-27th, the “Monster Mash (was) the hit of the land“. Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt Kicker 5 were Number One!

The Monster Mash“, was the graveyard smash based, in part, on DeeDee Sharp’s “Mashed Potato Time” and on producer/co-writer Gary Paxton’s “Alley Oop” by the Hollywood Argyles.  And in addition to Bobby’s spot-on imitations of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, sharp ears will recognize  Darlene Love and The Blossoms sing the background vocals!

It’s ThrowBack Thursday on Keener. Tell them Boris sent you!





Oct 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Bob Berry, Keener
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