Quora: Who is the World’s Best Musician Who is Still Alive?

Answered by Mike Bowerbank

I’ll get a lot of hate for this, because we still have Paul McCartney (to name just one musical giant among many who are still with us), but I have to throw another name out there for consideration.

And, again, you’re really going to hate this.

I’m talking about “Weird Al’ Yankovic. And – here’s the shocking bit – I am not even remotely kidding.

When many think of Weird Al, they picture some silly dude clowning around with an accordion, but that’s nowhere near the case. Although he does a lot of song parodies, he still has to create original lyrics for it, and (and this is the huge bit) he has to be able to sing that way. He’s parodied pop, soul, country, rock, and rap, to name just a few, and he has to be able to sing it convincingly…

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