Dr. Demento Ringtones and Lyrics

Dr. Demento

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About Dr. Demento
Dr. Demento (born April 2, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is the stage name of Barret Hansen [1], who has made a successful career as a radio disc jockey specializing in novelty songs and pop music parodies. He created the persona in 1970 while working at Los Angeles station KPPC-FM. Legend has it, after Hansen played "Transfusion" by Nervous Norvus on the radio, someone said that he had to be demented to play that. Thereafter, the name stuck. His weekly show went into syndication in 1974 and is still on the air as of 2006. He has also released many compilations of music featured on his show on vinyl records, audio tape cassettes, and compact discs. To some people, he is best known as the man who brought rock parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic to national attention, as well as Elmo and Patsy's 1979 Christmas song "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer". Hansen was born the son of an amateur pianist and claims to have started his vast record collection as early as age 12, when he found "t ... Read More

Career Started: 1970
Tags: comedy, oldies, pop, holiday, halloween,

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