|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1938|
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 2007|
Los Angeles County
Musician. Born Robert George Pickett in Somerville, Massachusetts, he was a pop singer dubbed Boris for his dead-on impression of actor Boris Karloff. In October 1962, with his group "Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers", he recorded the song "The Monster Mash". The single became an instant million seller, reaching number 1 on the Billboard chart for two weeks before Halloween. With the success of "The Monster Mash", he released the follow-up hit "Monster's Holiday" in December 1962. His other monster-themed recordings included "Werewolf Watusi", "The Monster Swim", "Star Drek", "The Monster Rap" and "Climate Mash" released in 2005. He died of leukemia in Los Angeles, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
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Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: A portion of his ashes were made into a diamond ring which is worn by his daughter.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Steve Takesian
Record added: Apr 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19105237
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