‘The Back Door’ singer dead
NEW ORLEANS — D.L. Menard, whose song ``The Back Door’’ is among the most popular in Cajun music, is dead at the age of 85.
Louisiana Funeral Services and Crematory in Broussard said on its website that Menard died Thursday at his home in Scott, Louisiana.
Including covers by other artists, the song sold more than 1 million copies, according to Floyd Solieau, whose Swallow Record Co. released the song as a single in July 1962.
The song is a jaunty ditty about a man who gets so drunk he sneaks into his house through the back door.