By Phil Hood
During 39 years with “Weird Al” Yankovic, Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz has lived a life like many of his contemporaries: begin drumming early, move to a music mecca like Los Angeles, join many bands and audition for many gigs until you make it. After recording “Another One Rides The Bus,” with a young Al Yankovic on the Dr. Demento Show in 1980, Jon earned the drum chair he has held ever since. It’s been, and still is, a great ride.
[Ed. Note: In 2019 the band’s “Strings Attached” tour took them to 67 cities, playing with string orchestras (see article here).]
Photos By Denise Olderr, Alex Kluft, Bill Montel, Barbara Jay, Jules Follett, Deb Freytag, Tonya Duus, and Ronn Dunnett.