Napoleon Bird’s piano marathon

How many bands have undertaken a playing ‘marathon’ or ‘playathon’ for a ridiculous number of hours, to raise money for their own funds or for charity? It is hard work, particularly if the audience drifts away! However, it is much better to have someone do all the hard work for you – witness this example from 115 years ago.

Napoleon Bird’s 48-hour marathon piano performance to raise funds for the London & North Western Railway Employees Brass Band (Stockport) in 1906. For the full story, see the linked article, below.

A L.N.W.R. Band and a 48-hour piano marathon

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