‘The Back Door’ singer dead

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES - BY JANET MCCONNAUGHEY

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.

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