Let's get this straight right off the bat. It's "Weird Al" Yankovic. The quotes go around the words "Weird Al" and "Weird" is spelled with the "E" first! E-I-E-I.... OH! There is no "H" in "Yankovic." It's not silent. It's not pronounced. It just isn't there!
Okay... deep breath... Having spelled that out quite clearly, people still insist on spelling Al's name wrong. Sometimes it's an innocent typo, but a lot of times it's worse. What boggles me the most is that I often see Al's name misspelled in online music stores or on eBay... where the person typing it had Al's name spelled correctly right in front of them on the article they were trying to sell!
Here are some actual misspellings I've seen. Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization is exactly how I saw it.
"Weird Al" Jankovis
"WEIRD AL" YANCOVIC
"Weird Al Yasnnkvoce
"Weird" Al Yanchovic
"Weirrd Al" Yankovic
"werid al yankovic"
"Wierd Al Yankovic"
"Wierd Al" Yankovic
"WWIRD AL", YANKOVIC
Al Yenko..ah Yencovik
Wearied al or owl
Weird Al' Jankowicz
WEIRD AL JANKOVIC
WEIRD AL JANKOVICH
WEIRD AL JANOVK
Weird Al Yakovic
Weird Al Yanchovich
WEIRD AL YANCOVIC
Weird Al Yancovik
weird al yankavic
Weird AL Yankiovic
Weird Al Yankonsomething
Weird Al YAnkovic
Weird Al Yankovich
Weird Al Yankovick
WEIRD AL YANKOVIK
weird al yankovivk
Weird Al Yankowich
Weird Al Yanovic
Weird Al Yonkovic
Wierd Al Yankovic
Wierd Al Yankovich
Misspelled Album and Song Titles
The same bad spelling also applies to album titles or song title misspellings. Here are some actual misspellings I've seen. Again, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization is exactly as I saw it.
LIKE A SURGAN
ryor the kiazer
Smells Like Nervana
Spells like nirvana
The Saga continues
today i'm gunna be a jedhi
Here are some actual real-life misspellings that made it past the proofreaders.
On the "I Love Rocky Road" 7" Promo, Al's name is misspelled as "WIERD AL" YANKOVIC. Be sure to check out the album this song was taken off of too!
The credits to "The Compleat Al" acknowledge Al's drummer, John "Bermuda" Schwartz. Just one problem, he spells his name as Jon.
The Volcano/Way Moby release of the "Video Library" VHS tape has Al's name as "Wierd Al" Yankovic, not once, but twice.
Cassette copies of "Off The Deep End" mislabel the last song on the album as "Don't You Love Me Anymore."
The Volcano/Way Moby release of "Bad Hair Day" has the "Alapalooza" disc art on it, but the songs from "Bad Hair Day." Also, the copyright date is listed as 1994 even though the CD was released in 1996.
On early copies of the "Running With Scissors" cassette tape, Eddie Vedder's name is misspelled as Veddar. It was corrected for later releases.
Someone was asleep at the switch when reviewing the liner notes for "Polka Power!" on the "Running With Scissors" album.
In the credits for "Wannabe," it mentions Spice Girl Victoria Aadams. That's one too many A's.
In the credits for "Semi-Charmed Life," Stephen Jenkins, lead singer of Third Eye Blind is credited as D. Jenkins.
Also, in the Matchbox 20 song "Push," Rob Thomas is credited as K. Thomas.
WIERD AL is on the cover of the May 4, 1984 issue of BAM.
On May 12, 2000, fans at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ, were treated to a show by "Weird Al" Yankovich.
The album "Death, Glory, And Retribution" contains 15 songs, including "My Bologna" by WEIRD AL JANKOVIC. In addition, writing credits on the song are given to Doug Frieger. Oops! That should be Fieger.
Dr. Dad reminds us that the "UHF" CD spine credits "WEIRD AL YANKOVIC". It was correct for the initial CBS release, but broke when Al changed distributors to BMG and hasn't been fixed since.
The liner notes for the BMG relelase of the "UHF" CD are full of mistakes.
Kim Ballard plays synthesizers on the album. Nice job Kim, but don't you spell your last name as Bullard?
Kieth Richards is thanked in the special thanks section. At least they got Keith's first name right when they gave him writing credits for "The Hot Rocks Polka." However, Mick Jagger suddenly becomes the single-named MickJagger.
Maybe the space bar button wasn't working, because co-producer Deren Getz is credited as DERENGETZ.
One of the writers of "Spam" is Michael Stipe. However, the liner notes mention him as John Stipe.