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Mark Cohen

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Overweight Sensation: the life and comedy of Allan Sherman will be the first biography of the man behind three of the greatest comedy albums ever made -- My Son, The Folk Singer, My Son, The Celebrity, and My Son, The Nut.

My biography of the great song parodist admired by Weird Al Yankovic, Seinfeld star Jason Alexander (he gave me a great blurb!), and millions of others will be published in May 2013 by Brandeis University Press.

Special features include 25 photographs and the lyrics to more than 20 lost song parodies from his youth, college years, and pre-fame 1950s when he wrote his Jewish parodies of the Broadway musicals, including his fantastic "Seventy-six Sol Cohens" and "There is Nothing Like a Lox."

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50th Anniversary Watch: My Son, The Nut Zooms Up the Charts

Sherman's My Son, The Nut album zooms to the top in just two weeks on the charts.On Aug. 17, 1963, MSTN was #90 on the Billboard chartA week later... Read more of this blog post »
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