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COMPOSER OF MOVIE THEME HAS DIED

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Monty Norman (Monty Noserovitch)
(4 April 1928 – 11 July 2022)

LONDON (AP) — Monty Norman, a British composer who wrote
the theme tune for the James Bond films, has died. He was  94.

A statement posted Monday on Norman’s official website said:
"It is with sadness we share the news that Monty Norman died
on 11th July 2022 after a short illness."

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FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSICAL IN 1921

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Deeply in debt and relegated to a shabby theater, the musical
Shuffle Along debuted at the Sixty-Third Street Music Hall on
May 23, 1921. The odds were stacked against the revue-style
show, written and performed by African Americans, but it ran
for over a year, making it the first major Black American musical
on the Great White Way.

Shuffle Along was written by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake,
shown below,vaudeville veterans who worked together for
over six decades.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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Irving Berlin
(May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989)


Irving Berlin was a American composer, songwriter
and lyricist. His music forms a great part of the
Great American Songbook.

He wrote hundreds of songs, many becoming major
hits, which made him famous before he turned thirty.

During his 60-year career he wrote an estimated 1,500
songs, including the scores for 20 original Broadway
shows and 15 original Hollywood films, with his songs
nominated eight times for Academy Awards.

Many songs became popular themes and anthems,
including "Alexander’s Ragtime Band", "Easter Parade",
"
Puttin’ on the Ritz", "Cheek to Cheek", and 
"
White Christmas",


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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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BIGGEST POP SONG COPYRIGHTED IN 1911

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A century ago, even before the phonograph had become a
a common household item, there was already a burgeoning
music industry in the United States based not on the sale of
recorded musical performances, but on the sale of sheet
music. It was in the medium of printed paper, and not grooved
lacquer or vinyl discs, that songs gained popularity in the first
two decades of the 20th century, and no song gained greater
popularity in that era than
Irving Berlin
’s “Alexander’s Ragtime
Band.” Copyrighted on March 18, 1911, The song was the
was the multimillion-selling smash hit that helped turn
American popular music into an international phenomenon,
both culturally and economically.

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Irving Berlin (born Israel Beilin) 
(May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989)

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