Happy Halloween from your always faithful jesters at the music court. We hope that while you go out tonight and fill your body with sugar that you are safe and are singing a tune as you walk. If I can make a suggestion, how about “The Monster Mash,” which this year is 47 years old. Created originally by Bobby Pickett and reaching the top 100 charts just before Halloween on October 20th, the song has been the most enjoyed Halloween hit and it certainly is quite scary that it got so famous. Horrible pun.
Fun Fact: Pickett was an aspiring actor performing with a band called “The Cordials” during the nights. One night, while performing, Pickett did an imitation of horror movie actor Boris Karloff while his band performed The Diamond’s “Little Darlin.” It was a hit and the song stuck.
Have fun tonight folks and make sure not to get to spooked out when the sound of rustling leaves and howling wind do a ballet dance in your ears. Happy Halloween.