Hawaiian music began in the mid 1800s, when visitors from all over came by sea to Hawai'i, bringing with them instruments such as the violin, guitar, ukulele, piano, accordion and flute. The fusion of instruments and cultures blended with Native Hawaiian chants and hymns to become a genre. surfingforlife.com/music.…
An artist was hired to create "The most unwanted song" which contains bagpipes, children singing about holidays, advertising jingles, accordions, and a soprano rap, it lasts 22 minutes. youtube.com/watch?v=wUOkz…
The Who’s song "Squeeze Box" was originally intended for a television special planned in 1974. In the planned performance of the song, the members of the band were to be surrounded by 100 topless women playing accordions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squ…
A Pantograph is the accordion-like apparatus on top of a train that draws current from the overhead wires. Its called that due to its resemblance to the other Pantograph, linked sticks which produce a duplicate copy of handwriting and artwork. The word itself means "All writing/drawing." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
The music to Mario Kart is recorded entirely by a live band. They did live recording sessions for the game and have over 20 members that play guitar, trumpet, sax, trombone, accordion, oboe, and drums. youtu.be/u5VxJkYEJIs
The Accordion is widely taught in North Korea is Known as the ''national instrument" and North Korean students are expected to learn the accordion throughout their elementary and secondary education en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acc…
All teachers in North Korea in the 1990s were required to play the accordion--and that you needed to pass an accordion test before getting your teaching certification. books.google.com/books?id…
Much Mexican music, like what you hear in Mexican restaurants in the US, has its roots in German polka and waltz, hence all the accordion and brass en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Natalia Tena, the actress who plays Tonks in the Harry Potter films and Osha in Game of Thrones, plays the accordion and sings in the band Molotov Jukebox. youtube.com/watch?v=jR1DB…
Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snicket) is also the accordion player for The Magnetic Fields en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Mexico has a genre of accordion polka-based music that's about drug smugglers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nar…
The guy who wrote the Lemony Snicket books played accordion on The Magnetic Fields' "69 Love Songs." theguardian.com/music/200…
In 1990 the city of San Francisco declared the accordion to be its official instrument. apnewsarchive.com/1990/Ci…
Another name for the accordion is a squeeze box en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acc…
When French defender Laurent Koscielny discovered that an accordion factory in his hometown was being threatened by closure, he began to finance a rescue package to save the company and so far has donated over 600,000 euros to keeping the factory running. straitstimes.com/breaking…
Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket--author of the "A Series of Unfortunate Events" book series--played accordion and keys for The Magnetic Fields on their magnum opus "69 Love Songs". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Before hitting it big Weird Al held a job as an accordion repo-man jackontheweb.cbslocal.com…
Jerry Garcia received an accordion as his first musical instrument at the age of 15. He complained until it was exchanged for an electric guitar & Amp. jerrygarcia.com/category/…
Lemony Snicket played accordion for the Magnetic Fields. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/69_…
Weird Al Yankovic started learning the accordion at age five after a door-to-door salesman offered his parents the choice of either guitar lessons or accordion lessons at a local music school. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22…
Accordion player from the song "Remove Kebab/Serbia Strong" actually removed kebab and served prison sentence in Germany for 14 murders trial-ch.org/en/resources…
"Weird Al" Yankovic played the accordion for the song "Who Stole the Kishka?" on Frankie Yankovic's last album in 1996. Also, they aren't related. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The accordion player for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes is also an accomplished tv actress...and super hot! She might be my dream woman. gq.com/blogs/the-q/2010/0…

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