A very enjoyable artist from a bygone era.
Tom Lehrer born April 9, 1928) is a retired American musician, singer-songwriter, satirist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. He is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the 1950s and 1960s.
Lehrer’s work often parodied popular song forms, though he usually created original melodies when doing so. A notable exception is “The Elements”, where he set the names of the chemical elements to the tune of the “Major-General’s Song” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. Lehrer’s early work typically dealt with non-topical subject matter and was noted for its black humor in songs such as “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park”.
In the early 1970s, he largely retired from public performances to devote his time to teaching mathematics and music theatre at the University of California, Santa Cruz.( source: Wikipedia )