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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Recording artist "Weird Al" Yankovic attends Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee at The Beverly Hilton on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

It’s Weird Al Yankovic’s 57th birthday is today, October 23rd. What don’t you already know about Weird Al?

Weird Al didn’t choose the accordion. His parents did. He did, however choose the nickname ‘Weird Al’.
He recorded “My Bolongna,” his parody of “My Sharona,” in a bathroom.

Weird Al doesn’t HAVE to request permission to make his parodies, but he does out of courtesy. He also doesn’t always receive permission when he asks. Some artists have been far more willing to allow his parodies than others.

Don McLean has mixed up his lyrics to “American Pie” in concert with ‘Weird Al’s “The Saga Begins.”

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