The Funniest People in Music

A Series by David Bruce

The Funniest People in Music: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 22,140. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A sample: World-renowned conductor Pierre Monteux was once denied a room at a hotel, but when the manager discovered that Mr. Monteux was famous, he said that he could arrange a room for him because Mr. Monteux was “somebody.” Mr. Monteux refused the room and departed, saying, “Everybody is somebody.”
The Funniest People in Music, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 25,720. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A sample: Giacomo Puccini enjoyed hunting pheasant. While living in the country so he could work on composing a new opera, he used to hire someone to go to his composing room and play the music he had written so that his wife would think that he was working on the opera when he was really out hunting.
The Funniest People in Music, Volume 3: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 3. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 25,960. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A sample: Even very good musicians can have an off night. A team of musicians led by jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis once mightily messed up “April in Paris.” After they had “played” the song, Mr. Marsalis announced to the audience that they had just heard “April Embarrassed.”