Napoleon XIV

Napoleon XIV

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Napoleon XIV was the pseudonym of the American singer-songwriter and record producer Jerry Samuels (born 3 May 1938, New York), who achieved one-hit wonder status with the Top 5 hit novelty song "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" in 1966. Samuels also wrote The Shelter of Your Arms, a top 20 hit for Sammy Davis, Jr. in 1964. In 1966, Samuels concocted "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" while working at Associated Recording Studios in New York. The public found out his true identity when Cousin Brucie of WABC outed him. The record quickly climbed the charts, reaching the Top Ten nationally in just its third week on the Billboard Hot 100. It peaked at #3 and sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Strupress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135651498
  • 9786135651492