Weird Al Yankovic
Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (b. October 23, 1959) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and comedian. He is known mainly for his parodies of popular songs. Yankovic was born in Lynwood, California. He started playing accordion when he was seven years old. He has also starred in a movie called UHF (1989). Yankovic had a children's program for a short time. It was named The Weird Al Show. He has made parodies of songs such as "American Pie" (his ever popular "The Saga Begins"), "Ridin'" ("White and Nerdy"), "Bad" ("Fat"), "Like a Virgin" ("Like a Surgeon") and "Gangster's Paradise" ("Amish Paradise").
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