Today I learned that Jingle Bells was the first song ever broadcast from space on Dec. 16th 1965. Astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra smuggled a harmonica and bells onboard and pranked mission control with a report of a 'sattallite' going from north to south, then played the song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jin…
The Golden Gate Bridge, due to new bicycle-path railings and a wind retrofit project that helps it to be more aerodynamic, is now a giant harmonica whose "songs" has been heard at more than three miles away from it theguardian.com/us-news/2…
The first instrument to be played in space was a harmonica and it was used to play Jingle Bells. bbc.com/future/article/20…
When Tom Green won a Golden Rasberry Award for "Freddy Got Fingered", he showed up in a white cadillac, rolled out his own red carpet, told the crowd he wanted to win the award, then pulled out and played a harmonica until security dragged him offstage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
John Popper guest appeared as harmonica on β€œWhat Would You Say” by Dave Matthews Band jambase.com/article/happy…
On December 16, 1965 astronauts Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford became the first people to perform music in space when they played Jingle Bells on a harmonica and bells that they smuggled onto the Gemini VI. airandspace.si.edu/collec…
Tom Green won five Razzies for Freddy Got Fingered and accepted the awards in person. He had to be dragged off the stage because he wouldn't stop playing the harmonica. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Tom Green won 5 Raspberry Awards for "Freddy Got Fingered" in 2002. He showed up in a white Cadillac, rolled out his own red carpet, and had to be dragged off stage because he wouldn't stop playing a harmonica. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_de…
Tom Green won 5 Raspberry Awards for "Freddy Got Fingered" in 2002. He showed up in a white Cadillac, rolled out his own red carpet, and had to be dragged off stage because he wouldn't stop play a harmonica. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_de…
That, in addition to the piano and harmonica, Stevie Wonder is a virtuoso with a variety of other instruments. In fact, he has played many of the instrumentsβ€”including drumsβ€”on his recordings over the years. youtu.be/DbhG9841tgA
The glass harmonica is considered by some to be the world's most dangerous instrument - Credited with unexplained deaths as well as causing Tinnitus and mental breakdowns roh.org.uk/news/the-glass…
David Bowie plays guitar, piano, saxophone, harmonica, synthetizers, vibraphone, xylophone, koto, drums, viola and cello en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
In 1761 Benjamin Franklin invented the glass harmonica. Many composers, including Mozart, Beethoven, Donizetti and Saint-SaΓ«ns went on to utilise it in their compositions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gla…
Astronauts Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford made β€œJingle Bells” the first song heard from space. They played it on a harmonica with bells (and implied spotting Santa) while orbiting Earth on Gemini 6 on On Dec. 16, 1965. youtube.com/watch?v=HqfIE…
Among the items smuggled into space are materials to test ESP, a harmonica, and a corned beef sandwich. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Les Paul invented the neck-worn harmonica holder when he was 8 years old. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/L…
The word "mesmerize" comes from the works of the German physician Franz Mesmer, who would cure patients of their ailments by basically staring into their eyes, pressing his hand into their abdomen for long periods of time, and finally playing the glass harmonica. wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_…
During the Soviet–Afghan War (1979-1989), the Soviet Union dropped "toy bombs" resembling pens, harmonicas, radios, matchboxes and birds throughout Afghanistan that would explode and maim children when touched nytimes.com/1985/12/10/op…
There is an elephant at the Smithsonian National Zoo that spends her free time practicing the harmonica. She's never been trained to do so. youtube.com/watch?v=FgCu8…
Mick Jagger made a unique appearance on the debut album of alt-rock band Living Colour, playing the harmonica on the song 'Broken Hearts' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viv…
Steven Seagal's debut 2005 album "Songs From the Crystal Cave" features Stevie Wonder on harmonica. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son…
When a harmonica has high enough distortion settings applied to it, it sounds exactly like an electric guitar. youtube.com/watch?v=lNs33…
Benjamln Franklin invented the glass harmonica, and Mozart wrote music for it post-gazette.com/frontpag…
The harmonica that John Lennon used in the recording of "Love Me Do," was likely one that he stole from a music shop in Arnhem, the Netherlands in 1960. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lov…
The first official Recording of Bob Dylan was him playing Harmonica on Harry Belafonte's song "Midnight Special" youtube.com/watch?v=sRVlY…
The glass harmonica became unpopular due to the rumor that playing the instrument drove the player mad. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/G…
Tom Green actually accepted a Razzie in person and played the harmonica during his acceptance speech until someone had to drag him off the stage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
"Jingle Bells" was the first song played live in space. On a harmonica. youtube.com/watch?v=RmsOm…
An elephant named Shanthi at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. has displayed the ability to play the harmonica and various horn instruments. She reportedly always ends her songs with a crescendo. youtube.com/watch?v=FgCu8…
The harmonica John Lennon used during "Love me Do" was shoplifted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lov…
In addition to his well-known guitar innovations, Les Paul invented the neck-worn harmonica holder circa 1929 gibson-lespaul-guitars.co…
Susuki instruments makes a harmonica (chromonica) that costs $5,300. guitarcenter.com/Suzuki-F…
At age 18 stevie wonder released a mostly-harmonica album under the pseudonym Eivets Rednow, which is stevie wonder backwards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiv…
The first song played in space was "Jingle Bells." In 1965, as two astronauts began reentry into Earth, they notified Houston that they could see a "module" operated by a man wearing a red suit and performed the song with a smuggled set of sleigh bells and a harmonica en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jin…
Little Walter, the legendary blues harmonica player, dropped out of school at age 12 and was essentially homeless. readthespirit.com/ourvalu…
Stevie Wonder played harmonica on "I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues" by Elton John en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_G…
Huey Lewis plays harmonica on Thin Lizzy's Live and Dangerous! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv…

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