Jonathan and Darlene Edwards

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Satirical/comedic alter egos created by accomplished musicians Jo Stafford and Paul Weston from the late 1950s to the early 1980s. The duo came about as a way to amuse people at parties, but soon turned into a whole new fake identity for the husband-wife pair. Stafford, who in her real life was a massively popular pop chanteuse, would sing off-key while Weston, a famous pianist and composer, would clumsily accompany her on the piano. In 1957, they released The Piano Artistry of Jonathan Edwards and managed to keep their identities hidden for most of the year. Their 1960 followup, Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris, won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album.

The Edwards act faded into obscurity in the 1970s, but they experienced a boost in 1977 when their off-kilter version of the pop standard "Carioca" was used for the opening and closing credits of the John Landis and Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker sketch comedy movie The Kentucky Fried Movie. A few years later, they released a single of the Bee Gee's "Stayin' Alive" that was featured on Dr. Demento. While their real identities were well known, in the 1980s Stafford and Weston did interviews in character to support their final album, 1982's Darlene Remembers Duke, Jonathan Plays Fats.

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