Radio DJ, hosts two-hours of "mad music and crazy comedy"

Home Page

The Online Internet Site for Information on Dr. Demento music, songs, lyrics and chat
"Dr. Demento is nationally renowned for his weekly two-hour radio festival of mad music and crazy comedy heard on radio stations coast to coast. It's a free-wheeling unpredictable mix of music and comedy. The Doctor plays new funny songs sent in by amateur and professional singers and comedians."

Reference

Dr. Demento - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Barret Eugene 'Barry' Hansen (born 2 April 1941), better known as Dr. Demento, is an American radio broadcaster and record collector specializing in novelty songs, comedy, and strange or unusual recordings dating from the early days of phonograph records to the present. ..."

Images

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Born

2 Apr 1942, Barret Eugene Hansen, in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Biography

"The Doctor is IN!"
At DrDemento.com
"It was while he was working for Specialty [Records] that L. A.'s legendary free-form rock radio station KPPC-FM asked him to do a weekly program of rock rarities. It was there, in 1970, that Barret Hansen became Dr. Demento, as listeners demanded more and more of such zany blasts from the past as 'The Purple People Eater,' 'Transfusion' and 'The Monster Mash.'"

Web Pages

Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: Dr.Demento - Libertarian
Biography, photo and quotes
"Dr. Demento, America's undisputed king of weird and way-out music, has been a libertarian for years, and has dee-jayed parties at Libertarian Party national conventions. ... The good doctor supposedly got his name when Barry was playing 'Transfusion' by Nervous Norvus on the radio one day, and someone said, 'You've gotta be demented to play that!'"

Videos


Dr. Demento, Walter Block and Robert Anton Wilson: Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll, 5 Sep 1987
Panel discussion at the 1987 Libertarian National Convention