Vaughn Meader

Arts & Culture
8:18 am
Mon December 23, 2013

The President, The Comic, and The Man in the Santa Claus Hat

Comedian Vaughn Meader, in a publicity photo for his Kennedy-themed album, "The First Family."
Credit Wikimedia Commons

In the early 1960s, comedian Vaughn Meader recorded a satirical album in which he poked some gentle fun at President John F. Kennedy. He wasn't the first person to imitate a sitting president, but Meader was the first to add such a satirical bent to his work.

It was ground breaking at the time, and his first JFK recording, The First Family, became the fastest-selling album in U.S. history up to that point.

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