Label: Polka City - PC 381 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Polka, Country
He played the accordion. He was called "America's Polka King. Yankovic was a Slovene. He was raised in South Euclid, Ohio. Yankovic's parents were immigrants. Yankovic received an accordion at age 9, but never took lessons. By his early teenage years, he was a working musician.
He played for local events. He began making appearances on the radio in the s. He wanted to make recordings, but the major labels turned him down. Therefore, his first records were made for Yankee and Joliet, labels operated by Fred Wolf. Yankovic joined the U. Armed Forces in He fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was Cherry Polka - Frankie Yankovic* - Frankie Yankovic a Purple Heart. He traveled from Cleveland to host each episode. He hosted a similar show in Chicago at about the same time.
He won a Grammy Award in for his album 70 Years of Hits. He was the first winner in the Best Polka Recording category. Yankovic made over recordings in his career. He has recorded with country guitarist Chet Atkins and pop singer Don Everly.
He was not related to musical comedian and accordionist "Weird Al" Yankovicwho also performs polka Cherry Polka - Frankie Yankovic* - Frankie Yankovic . However, Weird Al has jokingly said that he was given accordion lessons as a child because his parents thought that "there should be at least one more accordion-playing Yankovic in the world. Yankovic died on October 14,in New Port Richey, Florida, from heart failure, at the age of He was buried in Cleveland's Calvary Cemetery.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Frankie Yankovic. A Passion for Polka. Berkeley: University of California You Close Your Eyes - Stinky Toys - Plastic Faces. Retrieved August 24, Categories : births deaths American musicians Purple Heart recipients.
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