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March 14, 2011

Another one of those days

Filed under: Uncategorized — jchatoff @ 12:09 am
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Organ at St. Gervais where Louis Couperin played in the 17th century.

. . .it being the date of birth for Georg Teleman, Pierre-Louis Couperin, Thomas Hart Benton. Johann Strauss Senior, Paul Ehrlich, Albert Einstein, Sylvia Beach, Les Brown, Horton Foote, Hank Ketcham, Diane Arbus, Frank Borman, Michael Caine, Quincy Jones, Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Crystal, David Byrne and Jamie Bell – among others.

In case you forgot, Hank Ketcham created Dennis the Menace, Paul Ehrlich found the first successful treatment for syphilis and coined the word chemotherapy, Jerry Jeff Walker did the quintessential ‘Mr. Bojangles,’ and Jamie Bell starred as Billy Elliott. Louis Couperin was overshadowed by his nephew Francois, but the Couperin family, beginning with Louis, were organists in the Church St. Gervais in Paris for 173 years.  The organ played by Louis Couperin is still there.

Albert Einstein is doubtless the most important, but the truth is, I’d be hard-pressed to explain exactly how he’s affected my existence (in a good way).

But life in a world without musicians, painters, actors and comedians would be life without salt.

Here’s a little (non-embeddable) Teleman to start your week:

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2 Comments »

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERY ONE INCLUDING MY BROTHER KIETH AND MY SISTER SAMANTHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by avery — March 14, 2011 @ 9:31 am | Reply

  2. ALL,very edifying!!! Thanks!!!

    Comment by GALYA TARMU — March 14, 2011 @ 9:37 pm | Reply


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