(April 19, 1934-November 6, 1989)
Born in Hewlett, New York
Birth name was Richard Dorian Goodman
As half of Buchanan and Goodman recorded 'The Flying Saucer' (1956) and 'Santa and the Satelite' (1957)
As half of Spencer and Spencer recorded 'Russian Bandstand' (1959)
Solo recorded 'The Touchables' (1961), 'Batman and His Grandmother' (1966), 'Energy Crisis 74' (1974) and 'Mr. Jaws' (1975)
Known for 'break-in' records in which a reporter's questions were answered with snippets from popular songs
Died from a self-inflicted gunshot
Why he might be annoying
He dropped out of NYU, reportedly after causing an explosion in the science lab.
Publishers of several of the songs he sampled on 'Flying Saucer' sued for copyright infringement.
He continued recording as Buchanan and Goodman even after Bill Buchanan left the act.
He was married four times.
He had a gambling problem.
Why he might not be annoying
Several of the songs featured in 'The Flying Saucer' saw their sales increase.
He responded to the legal brouhaha over 'The Flying Saucer' with a new break-in record, 'Buchanan and Goodman on Trial.'
He won the case with a judge ruling that 'The Flying Saucer' was protected as parody.
He pioneered sampling and mash-ups.
Credit: C. Fishel
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