In the 1964 movie A Distant Trumpet, many of the Navajo Native America went off script and would joke around in their language. No one bothered to translate what they said until the 2009 documentary Reel Injun did just that. gizmodo.com/reel-injun-lo…
, After a shockingly unexpected race at the Formula 1 1977 Austrian GP, Australian Alan Jones won. But as no one expected it, the organisers didn't have the Australian national anthem to play. Their solution? They got a drunk Austrian Spectator to play Happy Birthday on the trumpet instead....... youtu.be/65680_3goqk
Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright was trained on trombone and saxophone, as well as being self-taught on guitar, piano and trumpet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Today I learned of Jack Tueller, a WWII soldier who was also a trumpet player and carried his instrument everywhere with him. He believes it saved his life from a German sniper in France. Figuring his enemy was just a scared kid like him, Jack played a love song before he set out. The sniper never fired. gerrysmusicshop.com/the-p…
The Morrison Digital Trumpet exists! It’s a MIDI controller for brass instrumentalists, with fingerings identical to that of a regular trumpet. youtu.be/BxLlym502bI
Ronnie James Dio claimed to have never received any vocal training. He instead attributed his singing ability to the use of breathing techniques he learned while playing trumpet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
The iconic 'scream' made by WW2 dive bombers is produced by two separate acoustic devices mounted to the wings, known as a 'Jericho Trumpet(s)' and serve no purpose beyond intimidation. uh.edu/engines/epi2498.ht…
When Australian driver Alan Jones won the 1977 Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the race organisers didn't have a copy of his national anthem to play at the podium ceremony (unaware that it was God Save The Queen). Instead, a drunk person played "Happy Birthday" on a trumpet. formula1.com/en/latest/fe…
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
Louis Armstrong played the trumpet so much that it caused callus tissue on his lips. He would remove it himself with a razor blade. books.google.com/books?id…
In the 50/60s, jazz trumpeters grew a soul patch for the comfort it provided when using a trumpet mouthpiece en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Jazz artist, Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet was bent by an accident one night. However, he liked the sound so much that he continued to have trumpets made that were bent upwards 45-degrees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diz…
Louis Armstrong suffered from severe calluses on his lips due to his excessive trumpet-playing. So, he cut them off with a razor blade. books.google.com/books?id…
Louis Armstrong smoked marijuana during the entire 45 years he blew his trumpet 420magazine.com/forums/ce…
The iconic sound of a dive bombing plane in WW2 were actually sirens that were called Jericho Trumpets, and were placed on the landing gear of the Junkers JU-87 to instill fear in the allies. youtube.com/watch?feature…
When playing the 'Taps', trumpet players don't push the valves because the melody was originally written for 'bugle' which is a valveless instrument. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tap…
The Battle of Kumanovo in 1st Balkan War was won when a Serbian trumpeter sneaked behind Turkish lines and sounded their signal for retirement on his trumpet. This got the Turkish lines confused, they started to retire and ultimately they lost the battle that they would probably win. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahm…
In 1994, the actor and musician Roy Castle died from lung cancer. Having never smoked a cigarette in his life, his illness was blamed on the constant inhalation of second hand smoke during his years of playing the trumpet in front of smoking audiences in clubs and bars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
The air-dive noise of WW2 planes you hear in the movies was actually cause by sirens that the German Stuka pilots had on their aircraft. They whistled as they dove, for psychological effect. These were called Jericho Trumpets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun…
Women used to put pollen from Angel's Trumpet(a deadly flower) in their tea to induce LSD-like hallucinations. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
Henry VIII employed a black trumpet player in his court. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The Conch Shell has traditionally been used as a trumpet-like instrument in Japan, India, and Korea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Two trumpets were found in the burial chamber of Tutankhamun and in 1939 they were sounded for the first time in over 3,000 years. youtube.com/watch?v=Qt9Ay…
Ancient Gauls used a unique type of trumpet in battle to terrify their opponents. The original celtic name is unknown. Even under torture, players would not reveal the Celtic name of the instrument to the Romans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
It is common for Maori(indigenous people of New Zealand)job applicants to request a whanau family,friend supported interview;where they speak to the merits of the job applicants because it is considered culturally offensive indulge in self praise or to blow your own trumpet us.macmillan.com/strategy…
In Peru, rather than driving a truck, ice cream sellers ride around on bicycles blowing a trumpet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
The trumpet in "I Wanna Be Like You" was played by Louis Prima, who was also King Louie's voice in The Jungle Book (1967). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_W…
During a performance, a dancer fell onto Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet bending the bell 45 degrees. But Gillespie loved the tone of the trumpet so much he had a custom one fashioned the same way. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
Today I learned about jazz musician Tom Harrell, who can only escape from his paranoid schizophrenia by playing the trumpet. youtube.com/watch?v=itOTV…
The piccolo trumpet solo in Penny Lane by the Beatles was added because Paul McCartney listened to a performance of J.S. Bach's Second Brandenburg Concerto youtube.com/watch?v=OxO4n…
Today I learned of 'The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstruous Regiment of Women', a 16th-century Protestant attack on the concept of women as rulers. It backfired, however, when Elizabeth I, a Protestant, became Queen of England. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There's a species of massive sea snail called 'Triton's trumpet' that grows up to 2 feet long. They also eat starfish by paralyzing them with venomous saliva. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The song Darude Sandstorm can be played on a toy trumpet youtube.com/watch?v=esMnm…
Some Tibetan Buddhists play trumpets made from human bones at ceremonies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
In a Temporary insanity episode a man cut his penis and tongue off after drinking a cup of tea made from Angel's Trumpet. This PLant has been known to make zombies out of people by rendering them compliant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was originally a trumpet player with no interest in Rock Music, and has played Trumpet in songs for RHCP, Janes Addiction, and Nirvana en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fle…
Playing the trumpet can make your brain explode. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
The MP3 compression standard was designed around 3 tracks - Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega, Fast Car by Tracy Chapman, a Joseph Haydn Trumpet concerto speech.di.uoa.gr/ICMC-SMC…
The word "Tuba" is latin for trumpet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tub…
Charlie Parker bypassed a ban on Interracial Bands in the deep south by billing his white trumpet player Red Rodney as "Albino Red" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Today I learned of a unique recording session with jazz saxophone virtuoso Charlie Parker, where he drank a quart of whiskey before heading into the studio. His performance was so bad that during one of his solos, his frustrated trumpet player shouted "BLOW!" to Parker. (at the 0:37 mark) youtube.com/watch?v=J0KeC…
The Australian Trumpet is the largest snail species in the world, and arguably the largest (heaviest) gastropod in the world measuring up to 91 cm long and weighing up to 18 kg. It's a carnivorous species that feeds on worms that measure up to 1 meter using it's proboscis which can measure 25 cm en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syr…
There is a type of violin that projects its sound through a trumpet-like brass bell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
One man has played the trumpet on every single James Bond soundtrack youtube.com/watch?v=0YGbc…
Flea once played trumpet for Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit youtube.com/watch?v=1KTRj…
The word trombone derives from Italian tromba (trumpet) and -one (a suffix meaning "large"), so the name means "large trumpet". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
The "White" from Strunk & White's "The Elements of Style" is E.B. White, author of "Charlotte's Web," "Stuart Little," "The Trumpet of the Swan," and others en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._…
Freddie Keppard, a creole trumpet player from New Orleans, turned down the opportunity from the Victor record company to be the first Jazz musician ever recorded. A year and a half later, in July 1917, an all white group called the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, took the opportunity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…

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