Bobby “Boris” Pickett

Robert George Pickett (February 11, 1938 – April 25, 2007), known by the pen name Bobby “Boris” Pickett, was an American singer, songwriter, actor and comedian known for co-writing and performing the 1962 hit novelty song “Monster Mash.”

“Monster Mash” is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett. The song was released as a single on Gary S. Paxton’s Garpax Records label in August 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, which contained several other monster-themed tunes. The “Monster Mash” single was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20–27 of that year, just before Halloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since.