Irving Berlin

14 years 10 months ago #44 by fredvogels
fredvogels created the topic: Irving Berlin
Birth: May. 11, 1888
Death: Sep. 22, 1989

Composer. While other composers could lay claim to symbolize American popular music, but it is likely that most Americans would think first of Irving Berlin. Born in poverty on the lower east side of New York, he penned some of the greatest and most memorable songs in American history. From "Alexander's Ragtime Band" to "God Bless America" to "White Christmas," he left a legacy of music. He lived to be 101, and though his personal life was tumultuous, his professional life was impeccable.

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