Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (born October 23rd, 1959) is a singer-songwriter known chiefly for his parodies of popular songs, as well "style parodies" of specific artists or groups. Since 1976, he has sold over 12 million albums and recorded over 150 parodies and original songs. His works have gained him three Grammy Awards (out of nine nominations), four gold records and six platinum records.
Among Star Wars fans, he is chiefly known for his two Star Wars-themed song parodies, "Yoda" and "The Saga Begins," from his Dare to Be Stupid and Running With Scissors albums respectively. There is also a scene in the video of his hit single White & Nerdy in which Al is shown making a back alley purchase of a bootlegged VHS of The Star Wars Holiday Special.
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- "Weird Al" Yankovic on Wikipedia
- The Official "Weird Al" Yankovic Web Site
- The Weird Al Wiki
- Reed, Ryan (May 5, 2014). Watch Weird Al, Ben Folds Audition for 'Star Wars' Cantina Band. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 15, 2017.