Sunday, October 30, 2011

The First Weird Al

Happy birthday, Allan Sherman.  In the early 60s, he was an immensely successful (and immense) song parodist.  He didn't write his own tunes, didn't play an instrument, and could barely sing, but he struck a chord.  His first three albums, My Son, The Folk Singer, My Son, The Celebrity and My Son, The Nut all hit #1.  And that last album included the single "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh" went to #2.

The Beatles took over the American charts in 1964 and Sherman was never quite as big. I wonder if that explains this number:


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