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Bobby “Boris” Pickett Performs ‘Monster Mash’ on American Bandstand, 1964

One of the most well-known Halloween novelty songs has to be ‘Monster Mash’ by Bobby “Boris” Pickett. It was released in 1962 and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart just before Halloween of the year.

In this 1964 Halloween episode of American Bandstand “Boris” stops by to face-act and lip-sync his way through the popular tune much to the delight of host Dick Clark and the costumed audience of young people. Enjoy.

Today, 56 years after it’s release, ‘Monster Mash’ remains a staple of Halloween. You can listen to it, and other Halloween “oldies” all day long on Dusty Discs Radio. Happy Halloween!

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