“Monster Mash” composer hails from Somerville

Our favorite Halloween song here at IM Boston is the delightful 1962 hit single, “Monster Mash”, written by Somerville’s very own Bobby “Borris” Pickett. His father was a theater manager and he grew up with a love of horror movies that came through in this particular hit song of his.

It hit #1 on the Billboard hot 100 that year and has stayed a classic for this time of year ever since. Mr. Pickett passed away in 2007, but his love for Halloween lives on every year and we are proud to call him a local.

Check out the iconic song here!

 

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