Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Our favorite squeeze
And before you could belt out the first verse of "Who Stole the Keeshka" he was sneaking off to the garage to experiment with a piano accordian.You see, his father didn't approve of the accordian, believing Frank would never make a living playing the contraption. Thirty million records later, you could say the son proved his old man wrong.
What better artist to front today's Birthday Band than Frank Yankovic, who has kept our feet stomping for years to standards like "Just Because," "Blue Skirt Waltz" and everyone's favorite, "The Beer Barrel Polka."
Miller Brewing has come up with the Vortex Bottle, presumably to help us drain our Lites. But that's hardly necessary as long as Frankie's playing on the juke box. Na zdravje!
Frank Yankovic (1915-1998): Bandleader/accordian
Just Because, Blue Skirt Waltz, Beer Barrel Polka
George Cummings (1938): Guitar, Dr. Hook
Sylvia’s Mother, The Cover of Rolling Stone, Sexy Eyes
Rick Wright (1943-2008): Keyboards, Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon album
Peter Doyle (1949): Singer, New Seekers
Never Ending Song of Love, I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing
Simon Kirke (1949): Drums, Free/Bad Company
All Right Now, Ready for Love, Feel Like Makin’ Love