On this day in 2000 the "Godfather of Shock-Rock" Screamin' Jay Hawkins
passed away from surgical complications.
He was one of the first entertainers to incorporate horror elements into his act,
famously rising up out of a coffin at the beginning of his macabre performances.
Here he is being his most highly theatrical-self,
doing a rendition of his most famous song, "I Put A Spell On You".