Zombies without hats
After hitting the top of the charts with the song Safety Dance every member of the band Men Without Hats was killed. Mostly by people who bought the album and decided it sucked. All were killed, except the dwarf that appeared in the video.
The dwarf was possesed of ancient knowledge handed down to him by his ancestors who all appeared in The Wizard of Oz and Return to Oz. This arcane and eldritch knowledge allowed him resurrect the other members of Men Without Hats.
For many years he put them to work on his sugar plantation in Haiti. Then, after much prodding by VH1 he had them reunite as the band, Zombies Without Hats. Although that was something of a misnomer, since one of the members did actually wear a hat.