Pickett performed it onstage in front of a live audience who were all wearing costumes.
Nowadays, we have so many reality shows that showcase new talent.
Things like “American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent,” etc., all focus on the idea of discovering fresh, new voices that excite viewers.
Back in the 60s, there were similar shows, such as American Bandstand. The show was an American music-performance and dance television program, which first aired in the 50s and then ran for several decades after that.
Many artists graced the stage, and one such notable performance on American Bandstand was singer, Bobby “Boris” Pickett.
He made an appearance on the October 13, 1964 episode with his hit song, “The Monster Mash.” A jaunty little Halloween tune, it’s still widely recognized to this day.
Pickett performed it onstage in front of a live audience who were all wearing costumes. But it wasn’t just his song that had the audience engaged throughout his performance. It was also Pickett’s amazing impressions of famous actors such as Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.
People were quite impressed that Pickett managed to keep a straight face during his facial expressions.
Watch the old footage in the video down below:
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