Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Happy 4th!

Photo: Public Domain

Do you know who Stephen Foster was?  Didn’t think so, but being the 4th of July we thought we would share this factoid:

Foster was born on July 4th, 1927 and went on to compose “Oh Susanna”, “My Old Kentucky Home”, “Beautiful Dreamer”, “I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair” - some of America’s most beloved folk songs  -  for which he was paid $100 dollars and never saw profits due to poor copyright and composer royalty rights.  Sure would have been rich today, so I guess we’ve come a long way.

So have we, we think.

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And Happy 4th.