Davey-Scott Joplin

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Davey-Scott Joplin


The Entertainer

Maple Leaf Rag


On November 24th, 1868, the "King of Ragtime" was born. He became famous in 1899 for his first big hit, The Maple Leaf Rag. Later big hits were The Entertainer and a book, and "The School of Ragtime." He attempted to write an opera named Treemonisha, but it wasn't a success. Scott Joplin also played the piano with several ensambles, including the Queen City Cornet Band.

Davey Hawthorne

Did You Know:-Scott Joplin's dad had been a slave.-Scott Joplin went to a College named "George R. Smith college for Negroes.-He opened a school and taught piano

Today, many people write variations of his work


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