Saturday, April 28, 2007

Bobby "Boris" Pickett dies

I was saddened to read in the Telegraph* that Bobby "Boris" Pickett has died. It takes skill to come up with a record (i.e "Monster Mash") which is played frequently 45 years after it is issued. I played it last Haloween to my daughter. I often played it (usually from the original 45rpm disc) when I was a radio deejay. Saying "Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers" always tested my limited skills of speech. Apparently Mr Pickett used to say that, although that one record didn't make him rich, it "paid (his) rent for 36 years".

Of course, Bobby "Boris" Pickett's greatest contribution to civilisation was the wonderful line:

Whatever happened to my Transylvanian Twist?

*I didn't buy it - it was on the coffee table at the local gym.