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Titanic's violin

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by bejoyous, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. bejoyous


    Oct 23, 2005
    London, Ontario
    With the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic coming up, here is an interesting article from CBC about the violin of the bandmaster being rediscovered and confirmed.

    This is the article.

    This page has a 19 minute audio podcast on the Hartley's violin and the music of the Titanic and its times.

    I wonder if the bassist survived by floating on top of it?
  2. The bassist's name was John Clarke. He died, along with the rest of the band.
  3. the second article says it was found in a womans attic...

    how'd it get there?

    otherwise- is that really what a violin looks like after a hundred years at the bottom of the ocean? i would've thought the wood was complete mush by now....

    is it getting restored to playable condition?

    that would be wild...

  4. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    ^ It wasn't at the bottom of the ocean for 100 years.
  5. Anonymatt


    Jan 3, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    "Women and the rhythm section first!"
  6. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    Richmond, CA
    From the first link:

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