. . . later became a #1 hit for Terry Jacks.
Early in his recording career, McKuen penned novelties like “The Mummy.” The flip side of that 1959 single by Bob McFadden and Dor (AKA McKuen) was “The Beat Generation” . . .
. . . which served as a model for Richard Hell‘s punk-defining “Blank Generation.”
The original was added as a bonus track on 2009’s 40th anniversary CD reissue of McKuen’s pseudo-beatnik album Beatsville: