Allen Sherman was a song parodist who had a brief but shining moment of fame about 50 years ago. You may have heard his song, Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, but there was so much more to Allen Sherman than that. And in a very real sense, Allen paved the way for Weird Al Yankovic.
Tonight at 10pm, The Stone will present a tribute, titled Allen Sherman Songs and Schtick. It has been put together by Hal Willner, working with Janine Nichols, Mary Lee Kortes, Jill Sobule, Joseph Keckler, Steve Weisberg, Eli Brueggemann, and other musicians and singers who are claimed to be too embarrassed to be announced.
If you were around way back when, you’ll want to see this. If you weren’t, I can tell you that even if Allen wasn’t exactly rock n roll, his songs were really funny and you’ll enjoy yourself. And remember, since Monday’s a holiday, this is not a school night.