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The Tacky Timeline of Weird Al Yankovic

1959 - 2014 - From Dr. Demento to 'Tacky'

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It took ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic 38 years, 3 grammies, 11 grammy nominations, 12 million+ albums sold, 1,000+ live shows, 150 parody songs and 23 albums (including greatest hits and collaborations), but he finally made it. Congratulations to ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic on his first Billboard #1 album. We celebrate the musical career of history’s greatest parody musician with the following timeline of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic.

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Chronology

Event Date
Alfred Matthew ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic is born. October 23, 1959
First accordion lesson. October 22, 1966
Dr. Demento speaks at Al’s School. 1973
First live appearance on Dr. Demento. March 14, 1976
Records first single “My Bologna”. 1979
Signs with Scotti Bros. Records. 1982
Released Album: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic April 26, 1983
Released Album: In 3-D February 28, 1984
Released Album: Dare to be Stupid June 18, 1985
Released Album: Polka Party! October 21, 1986
Released Album: Even Worse April 12, 1988
Released Album: Peter and the Wolf October 4, 1988
Released Album: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s Greatest Hits October 18, 1988
Released Album: UHF Original Motion Picture Soundtrack July 18, 1989
Released Album: Babalu Music! October 22, 1991
Released Album: Off the Deep End April 14, 1992
Released Album: The Food Album June 22, 1993
Released Album: Alapalooza October 5, 1993
Released Album: Permanent Record – Al in the Box September 27, 1994
Released Album: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s Greatest Hits Volume II October 25, 1994
Released Album: The TV Album November 7, 1995
Released Album: Bad Hair Day March 12, 1996
Released Album: Running with Scissors June 29, 1999
Released Album: Poodle Hat May 20, 2003
Released Album: Straight Outta Lynwood September 26, 2006
Released Album: The Essential ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic October 27, 2009
Released Album: The Essential ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic 3.0 August 31, 2010
Released Album: Alpocalypse June 21, 2011
Released Album: Mandatory Fun July 15, 2014

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