Bobby "Boris" Pickett of Monster Mash Fame Dies

    Sad news: Bobby "Boris" Pickett, co-author and lead singer of one of the greatest "one hit wonders" of all time, died last week.
    Pickett's song was, of course, "Monster Mash," and when it was released in the fall of 1962, it shot to the top of the charts (though it was initially banned in the UK as "too morbid").
    At the time the song was hitting the charts, the US was in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis and Richard Nixon was about to lose to Pat Brown in his race to be California governor. Mike Gravel was already in the Alaska legislature; Barack Obama was only a year old.
    In the fall of 1962, of course, the Hillary Clinton campaign already had a staff of 25, including two pollsters, three media consultants, and field organizers on the ground in Iowa and New Hampshire.

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