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Big Daddy (band)


Big Daddy (band)

Big Daddy
Origin California, United States
Genres Rock music, Comedy rock
Years active 1975–present
Labels Oglio Records, Rhino Records
Past members 1991 line-up[1]
Bob Wayne
Marty Kaniger
Tom Lee
Don Raymond
John Hatton
Norman A. Norman
Bob Sandman
Danmon D. Grignon

Big Daddy is an American satire/parody band, that was among the first groups to create mashups - in this case, of oldies and modern pop songs.


Big Daddy was formed as an oldies cover band in Southern California in the 1970s as "Big Daddy Dipstick and the Lube Jobs". They later started playing mashups, which were released on Rhino Records.[2]

As with "Weird Al" Yankovic, the band had its first breakthrough on the Doctor Demento radio show. They twice placed on Stereophile's 'Records to Die For' list of albums, in 1994 and 1995.[3][4]

In 2012 the reformed band raised over $36,000 through Kickstarter to record the album Smashing Songs of Stage and Screen.[5]



  • 1983: Big Daddy aka What Really Happened To The Band Of '59[6]
  • 1985: Meanwhile...Back In The States
  • 1991: Cutting Their Own Groove
  • 1992: Sgt. Pepper's
  • 1994: Chantmania (as The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica)
  • 2000: The Best Of Big Daddy



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