Pickett has also played extensively with the theme over the years, releasing a few different versions of the song, including Monster Holiday and Monster Rap.
The original version of Monster Mash was recorded and released as a single in October 1962, by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and The Crypt Kickers.
Pickett and Capizzi decided to run with the success of that and to create an entire song around that voice and a monster theme.
Monster Mash was inspired by an ad lib Pickett performed on stage at a concert with his band The Diamonds.
Some big stars from Stax include Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett.
Pickett also imitated Bela Lugosi at one point during the song.
The song was written by Pickett and Lenny Capizzi.
Pickett; Commodore Matthew F.
Pickett (1825-1875), and for a time hostilities seemed imminent.