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George Gershwin

  • Date of Birth

    Date of Birth
    In September 26, 1898, George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York by the name of Jacob Gershowitz. He was American but, his parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants.
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    The Life of George Gershwin

  • "Entente Cordiale"

    "Entente Cordiale"
    The UK and French Third Republic (France) signed a series of agreements called the "Entente Cordiale". This ended the colonial conflict between the English and French.
  • First Job

    First Job
    In the age of 15, Gershwin dropped out of school. At the same time, he also got his first job as a "song plugger" for a publishing firm on New York City's Tin Pan Alley called Jerome H. Remick and Company. With this job, A song plugger is a piano player hired in a music store and helps promote and sell new sheet music.
  • The Military Service Act

    The Military Service Act
    In WWI, the Military Service Act was passed in Canada's House of Commons. This allowed the Government of Canada the right to put men into the army.
  • "Rhapsody in Blue"

    "Rhapsody in Blue"
    Paul Whiteman, Palais Royal Orchestra's bandleader asked Georger Gershwin to right a jazz song to be orchestrated. This was also, Gershwin's first classical song. Then it was performed by the "Palais Royal Orchestra" in February 12, 1924.
  • Kay Swift

    Kay Swift
    Gershwin met Kay, who he had a long-term relationship with. They never got married because Gershwin's mother wouldn't allow it. When Gershwin passed away, Kay, along with Ira worked hard to complete George's unplished work.
  • Time Magazine

    Time Magazine
    In 1925, George Gershwin achieved to be on the cover of Time Magazine. He was the first musician who was born in America to ever appear in the magazine.
  • "An Amercian in Paris"

    "An Amercian in Paris"
    While Gershwin was is France he wrote a classical song called, "An American in Paris". This song received many positive reviews. Then it was orchestrated at Carnegie Hall in December 13, 1928.
  • The "Salt March"

    The "Salt March"
    To protest the British monopoly on salt, Mahatma Ghandi sets off on a 200-mile march towards the sea with 78 followers. The "Salt March" was an important piece of the Indian independence movement beacuse the british were taking charge of India's supply of salt.
  • "Porgy and Bess"

    "Porgy and Bess"
    Early 1935, Gershwin most ambitous composition, "Porgy and Bess" was made. The album contained songs called Summertime, A Woman is a Sometime Thing, and My Man's Gone Now. Then, at August 25 it was performed.
  • Date of Death

    Date of Death
    Early 1937, Gershwin started noticing to have sevre headaches and noticing unusual smells. Later, doctors eventually found out that he had developed a malignant brain tumor.Then in July 7, Gershwin died in the event of a surgery removing the tumor. He died in the age of 38.