[2015] gdefiorido: Irving Berlin

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[2015] gdefiorido: Irving Berlin

POPULAR SONGSGod Bless America What’ll I do When I lost youRememberAlwaysWhite Christmas Easter ParadeThere’s No Business Like Show BusinessMarie from Sunny Italy

Irving Berlin

LIFEIn four years, between his early and late twenties, Irving Berlin wrote one hundred and eighty songs. In a couple of years his songs became popular worldwide.'God Bless America' became the unofficial anthem of the United States.At the age of five, Irving Berlin and his family moved to New York. However, he became a citizen of America only in 1918. In the same year he served in the military and fought during World War I. He was an autodidact but throughout the years he became one of the most famous songwriters in the country. Irving Berlin wrote songs for Broadway musicals, such as Holiday Inn.He became the 'King of Tin Pan Alley' when he released 'Alexander's Ragtime Band'.

Berlin died on September 22, 1989

Irving Berlin was born on May 11, 1888

MUSICIANS INFLUENCED BY BERLINGeorge GershwinEthel MermanThough, also the American culture was strongly influenced by this sensational composer.

POLITICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC EVENTSWorld War IWorld War IITelevisionGreat DepressionRussian persecution of Jewish citizensRed ChinaStudebakerEisenhowerQueen Elizabeth IIEconomic prosperity

MUSICSIrving Berlin is known for playing only on the black keys. Consequently, his first songs were composed in the key of F-sharp. Though, utilizing the transposing keyboard he started writing songs in different keys.


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