National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum

605 East 222nd Street
Euclid, OH 44123

USA

 

E-mail: Polkashop@aol.com

Phone: 216-261-3263

Toll Free: 1-866-66POLKA

Fax: 216-261-4134

 

Artist of the Month  ♫ Frankie Yankovic ♫

July 2017

 

Frankie Yankovic

Lifetime Achievement Recipient

National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame

Inducted in 1988

 

 

 

Frankie Yankovic

1915 - 1998

 

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REMEMBER DEAR

Frankie Yankovic and his Yanks

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Frank Yankovic, "America's Polka King," is personally responsible for catapulting Slovenian Cleveland-Style Polkas from an obscure ethnic artform into national prominence as a mainstay of American muscial culture.

 

Beginning his professional music career nearly sixty years ago, Frank began promoting Cleveland-Style Polkas nationally after World War II and, in the process of dedicating his life to this endeavor, has literally been "on the road" ever since.

 

Of course, Frank's greatest triumphs were his 2 million-seller hits, "Just Because" in 1948 followed shortly by the even-bigger "Blue Skirt Waltz." At that time, gold records were a rarity for any artist, let alone a purveyor of polkas. In recognition of the long and successful career that ensued, Frank received the first Grammy Award in the polka category in 1986.

 

 

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