"Lee Pockriss, who wrote novelty pop hits such as 'Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini' for an eager, youthful post-World War II generation, has died in Connecticut after a long illness. He was 87. His wife, Sonja Pockriss, confirmed his death. She says he died at home in Bridgewater on Monday.
ITSY BITSY TEENIE WEENIE YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI SONG & VIDEO:
In a 2006 interview, Pockriss' songwriting partner Paul Vance called, 'Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini' - about a shy young woman in a skimpy bathing suit - a "money machine." The novelty song, co-written with Vance, was first released in 1960 by Brian Hyland and rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year...."
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