A German company made orchestral instruments from Perspex in the 1930s. The string instruments were too quiet for orchestras, but the flutes and clarinets were just as good as their metal or wooden equivalents. plexiglas.de/en/applicati…
In the 1950s, jazz musician Charlie Parker played on an early plastic saxophone called the Grafton. Today, the vast majority of student clarinets from professional manufacturers are actually made of ABS Resin, not wood blog.pbone.co.uk/the-prob…
The person playing the gorgeous clarinet solo on Simon & Garfunkel's America is still unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
Woody Allen has consistently refused to attend the Oscars or acknowledge his Oscar wins. His publicly given reason is his standing engagement to play clarinet in a Monday night ensemble. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Steven Spielberg played the clarinet in the Jaws soundtrack. imdb.com/name/nm0000229/?…
The bass clarinet that opens the Gorillaz song 'Last Living Souls' (and the Demon Days album) was sampled from the soundtrack of George Romero's zombie classic 'Dawn of the Dead' discogs.com/Gorillaz-Demo…
Alan Greenspan, Ex Chairman of the Federal Reserve, attended The Julliard School where he played the saxophone and clarinet. marketswiki.com/mwiki/Ala…
Alan Greenspan studied clarinet at Juilliard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
Alan Greenspan went to Juliard as a clarinet music major. He was in the same high school band as Stan Getz; the man who wrote "girl from Ipanema" en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
The tune from "Charlie the Unicorn" (Candy Mountain Theme Song) is actually the "Clarinet Polka" youtubedoubler.com/5OB1
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan studied Clarinet at Juilliard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
When Benny Goodman called to commission a clarinet concerto, Malcolm Arnold yelled "Sod off!" and hung up. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Woody Allen plays the Clarinet and did on the Dick Cavett Show. youtube.com/watch?feature…
Woody Allen plays the clarinet in jazz ensembles youtu.be/D59x6WeZ9t4
The saxophone is the only instrument in wide use today that was invented by a single individual hub.yamaha.com/five-thing…
In the 1930s Benny Goodman, American jazz clarinetist and bandleader, hired prominent black musicians to play and tour with his band. This meant being banned touring in the South for breaking anti segregation laws. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
After the introduction of the sousaphone, John Philip Sousa predicted that in a few years, every home would have one. dictionary.onmusic.org/te…
Playing the Oboe is described by some as the "bungie jumping" of the musical instrument world. This is how much effort that goes into reed making. Let alone learning to play. youtube.com/watch?v=4AGRw…

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