Bobby Pickett, Environmentalist and Singer, Dead at 69

climate%20mash2.jpgEveryone knows the song the Monster Mash, written in half an hour by Bobby Pickett, a one hit wonder who did so well with it that he never had to work again. "I haven't made millions, but I have been paying the rent for 36 years with just one song."

In his later years, he became involved in environmental issues, and wrote the Monster Slash to protest exploitation of federal forests, and the music for Climate Mash, (we described in TreeHugger: "watch its stars — President Bush, Vice President Cheney and others getting down at the Climate Mash with extreme-polluter ExxonMobil, accompanied by the zombies and vampires of global warming.") which was downloaded half a million times.

Robert George Pickett, singer and songwriter, born February 11 1938; died April 25 2007 ::Guardian

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