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America’s Polka King - Frankie Yankovic

Article - #10 (08, 14, 1949)

 

 

 

 

 

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Frankie Yankovic Polka Orchestra At Point Monday Recording Star Of "Just Because" To Remain At Resort untll July 24; Bergen Band On Bill.

 

Something new in dancing will be presented at Cedar Point when Frankie Yankovic and his Yanks, one of the greatest polka orchestras in the nation, take over the bandstand on Monday, July 13 to appear there nightly through Sunday, July 24, with the exception of Wednesday, July 20. Yankovic, who was elected "Polka King of America" this year, is responsible for the universal acceptance of that dance by folks, all over the nation who have bought his Columbia records to the tune of two million copies. Yankovic, who was turned into an overnight sensation through his recording of "Just Because," has a library of some 500 songs, most of which he wrote himself. When he started playing polkas, there was no new music being written or published in this- country. So he wrote it all himself, published it himself, started his own record company, and distributed the whole works all by himself. Following on the heels of some of the top name bands, Yankovic is confident that he will break another record and add it to his long list of shattered marks at the nation's most famous ball rooms and clubs where he has consistently outdrawn even the most popular of the top name orchestras. In addition to these top-flight artists, Bobby Bergen and his orchestra, who entertain at Cedar Point every night this season, will occupy one of the bandstands in the ballroom and play for dancing between all sessions of the Yankovic orchestra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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