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Jerry Samuels Dies: One of Pop Music’s Most Unique One-Hit Wonders as ‘Napoleon XIV’

He wrote and recorded “They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!,” an instant hit single in 1966, with an equally bizarre B-side

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They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!

It was bizarre but an instant smash hit. Then there was a backlash. Read the strange tale of Napoleon XIV and hear the song that drove people mad.

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