Comedian and song parodist Allan Sherman was born in Chicago on this day in 1924. He was a very popular entertainer in the late ’50’s and early ’60’s until The Beatles and other acts from the British Invasion dominated the music charts. He died in 1973 at just 48. “The Dropouts March” was on his 1963 album Allan In Wonderland.
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This was hilarious! It’s true too. He died young.
High school dropout rates were a huge concern in the ’60’s, but before that, it was a very common occurrence. My father-in-law dropped out when he was 15, and I think one of my uncles dropped out at 16. Both were intelligent men who learned a lot more from work than from the classroom…
Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah is the only one I remember from him. My folks got a real kick out of that one.
I was really into Allan Sherman when I was 8 or 9, so I’m familiar with a lot of his stuff. Even then, there are some of his songs that I haven’t heard, or have heard of but never actually heard.
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He had an interesting sense of humor. This isn’t one of his best, but it’s still funny.
His knowledge of music was pretty fantastic, and his ability to come up with parodies was incredible. People point to Weird Al Yankovic; Al himself points to Allan Sherman.