Frankie Yankovic (July 28, 1915 - October 14, 1998) was a bandleader and accordionist specializing in polka who became famous during the late 1940s. His best known songs include "Just Because" (1948) and "Blue Skirt Waltz" (1949), both Top 20 hits. A prolific recording artist, he was honored in 1986 with the first-ever Grammy in the Best Polka Recording category. He was not related to "Weird Al" Yankovic," although they had performed together on occasion.
Best known songs (with years) include:
Pop charts debut year: 1948
Years active: ca. late 1920s - 1980s
Genres: Slovenian-style polka
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