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Friday, October 23, 2009

Nifty, Nifty: "Weird Al" Yankovic is FIFTY!

Fifty years ago today, on October 23rd 1959 in the little burg of Downey, California, proud parents Nick and Mary Yankovic celebrated the arrival of a son. They dubbed their newly-spawned offspring Alfred.

A few years later a door-to-door salesman arrived at the Yankovic home in nearby Lynwood and offered either guitar or accordion lessons at a nearby school. Nick and Mary chose the accordion.

And with that fateful decision, the world would never be the same again...

Along with millions of his fans throughout the world, The Knight Shift blog and its proprietor wishes a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today to "Weird Al" Yankovic!

God bless you and yours Al. Can't wait to see what the next fifty years bring from ya :-)

(And while we're on the subject, why not celebrate Al's birthday by giving him some hard-earned royalties? Mash down here to order The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic 2-disc CD set, due out this coming Tuesday!)


PapaBear007 said...

Man Can't believe that he is the BIG 5-0

AfterShock said...

Congratulations Al! I'm with the proprietor - I can't wait to see what the next 50 years brings forth!

Al is like a fine wine - he just gets better with age... :)

Calvin said...

Weird Al is 50? NO WAY! He looks like he's 30 or younger!

Happy Birthday Al!

AfterShock said...

Listening to "Skipper Dan" and "CNR" from his "Internet Leaks" mini from this summer right now....man I just can't get enough... :)

jessicaash@aol.com said...

Very cool! Got to spend a couple of hours with Al when he came to our radio station, one of the nicest folks I've met, a true comic genius!