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A Song For Now, Verse 3 – “Hard Times Come Again No More”

“Hard Times Come Again No More” was written by Stephen Foster. Firth, Pond & Co., Foster’s publishing company at that time, registered the title page for copyright on December 16, 1854. They deposited the music for the complete song on … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Sweet Baby James

In February of 1970, I was a high school student, a drummer and a passionate Led Zeppelin fan. (Led Zeppelin II┬áhad come out in October 1969!!) Come the Fall, I was in my senior year, teaching myself how to play … Continue reading

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September’s Songs

On the sixstr stories calendar of historic days in music, no month has as many dates commemorating individual pieces of music than September. Here’s the list! (Happy listening!) September 4th On this date in 1962, The Beatles – 21-year-old John … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Stephen Collins Foster

Stephen Collins Foster – America’s first professional songwriter – was born on July 4, 1826 in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. Stephen Foster’s songwriting career started in December, 1844, with the publication of “Open Thy Lattice Love.” Over the next decade he became … Continue reading

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