|Bobby "Boris" Pickett|
An American Singer,Actor,Songwriter
On record he was able to use his voice sounding like Boris Karlof.
His father was a theater manager, and as a 9-year-old he watched many horror films. He would later incorporate impressions of them in his Hollywood nightclub act in 1959.
His singles were more comedy than anything else, sales were few
but still had success with his monster songs.
Pickett co-wrote "Monster Mash" with Leonard Capizzi, featuring impersonations of veteran horror stars Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.
The single became a million seller, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks before Halloween in 1962.
In 2005 Pickett published his autobiography through Trafford Publishing. It was called Monster Mash: Half Dead in Hollywood.
Pickett died at the age of 69 on April 25, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, due to complications from leukemia.
Member of "THE CORDIALS" during the late fifties.