American Treasure Tour Trivia
Today is Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Our trivia today is brought to you by one of our magnificent band organs made by Wurlitzer.  This is the Wurlitzer Military Band Organ known as the Mammoth.  We know of no other existing model of this machine in the world.  Great sounding machine.


Today's Birthday Pick:  1883  Hal Chase
Who was Hal Chase?
a.  inventor of instant coffee
b.  professional baseball player
c.  early American artist, one of the first to paint modern art
*answer at bottom of post


Died on this Date in 2000
Jalacy “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins

Outrages blues and rock musician ~ biggest hit "I Put a Spell on You".

 ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:  1915
ASCAP IS FOUNDED ~ AMERICAN SOCIETY of COMPOSERS, AUTHORS & PUBLISHERS

From Wikipedia:
ASCAP was founded by composer Victor Herbert at the Hotel Claridge in New York City on February 13, 1914, to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members, who were mostly writers and publishers associated with New York City's Tin Pan Alley. ASCAP's earliest members included the era's most active songwriters—Irving BerlinOtto HarbachJames Weldon JohnsonJerome Kern and John Philip Sousa. Subsequently, many other prominent songwriters became members. As of February 2013, ASCAP membership included over 450,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers



Quote for the Day:
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! ~Dr. Seuss


*Hal Chase was a professional baseball player.