Inventor of the Jello shot; promoted by British Royalty while unknown in his native America; a cryptographer at Los Alamos, a Harvard trained mathematician who was influenced by the Marx Brothers and was "Weird" Al Yankovic's primary inspiration. Between learning the piano as a child teaching at UC Santa Cruz in California, Tom Lehrer penned some of the most controversially satirical songs of all time. This is a brief history of the man and his work.
"... I went from adolescence to senility, trying to bypass maturity ..." - Tom Lehrer