The tale of Titanic’s last performance usually goes something like this: “…as the eight assembled to perform together for the first time, they risked everything for the sake of others. They played in a lounge and then at the top of the 1st Class Grand Staircase while passengers put on their lifebelts and awaited orders…… Continue reading Evidence that Titanic’s trio played separately during sinking
Titanic had a “saloon orchestra” of three men, and a “deck band” of five, according to Charles Black. He was one of the brothers who formed C. W. & F. N. Black, the agency that had hired the bandsmen and handled all musical matters pertaining to the voyage. After the sinking the public and press…… Continue reading Did Titanic’s bands play together as RMS Titanic sank?