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Allan Sherman
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    (November 30, 1924-November 20, 1973)
    Died at 48 of a heart attack
    Recorded 'My Son the Folksinger,' 'My Son the Celebrity,' 'My Son the Nut,' 'Allan in Wonderland' and 'For Swingin' Livers Only'
    Some of his famous parodies include 'Harvey and Sheila,' 'Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh!,' 'Sarah Jackman,' 'Pop Hates the Beatles' and 'A Waste of Money'
    Created and produced 'I've Got a Secret' (1952-58)
    Producer of Steve Allen Show (1958-61)
    He wrote 'A Gift of Laughter'
    He smoked non-stop.
    He had the prototype '50s look, dark suit, skinny dark tie, white shirt and thick glasses frames.
    He collected his $55 weekly unemployment check in the morning and recorded 'My Son the Folk Singer' that evening (1961).
    He sang parodies at Hollywood parties while unemployed and was encouraged to record them (1961).
    He wrote an obscene parody honoring a retiring executive at Warner Brothers Records, to be played at his stag retirement party. The executives were so impressed they signed him to a contract (June 1962).
    His first album 'My Son the Folk Singer' was recorded in front of 100 of his friends, all in one forty-five minute take (August 6, 1962).
    'My Son the Folk Singer' was the then fastest selling album, it sold 900,000 copies and shot to #1.
    Inspired by Simon
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