John Philip Sousa, 1854 - 1932
Portrait by Elmer Chickering (1900)
Born: 6 November 1854, Washington City
Died: 6 March 1932, Reading, Pennsylvania
Biography from Wikipedia
John Philip Sousa quotes:
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- Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains. permalink
- Let me say that just about the sweetest music to me is when I call 'pull', the old gun barks, and the referee in perfect key announces, 'dead'. permalink
- When I was a boy ... in front of every house in the summer evenings, you would find young people together singing the songs of the day or old songs. Today, you hear these infernal machines going night and day. We will not have a vocal cord left. The vocal cord will be eliminated by a process of evolution, as was the tail of man when he came from the ape. permalink
Congressional testimony (1906)
- When you hear of Sousa retiring, you will hear of Sousa dead! permalink
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