Shame on me for never thinking of such a post before, but the 88th day of the year is always World Piano Day!
So here’s a post linking to you to many of the folks we’ve written about who are particularly associated with performing publicly on the instrument. I’m sure I’ll keep adding to it.
FROM VAUDEVILLE, JAZZ, TIN PAN ALLEY
Herb Williams (played a breakaway piano)
Will H. Fox (as Paddy Whiskey, the World’s Greatest Piano Player)
ROCK AND ROLL
Harry Truman (to come)
Haha, and on that note —
For more on show business history, please see No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous. And please keep an eye out for Vaudeville in Your Living Room: A Century of Radio and TV Variety, coming out from Bear Manor Media this November!
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