Irving Berlin’s patriotic love song to his adopted homeland was hidden away for over twenty years before being publicly made known. Irving Berlin was a Russian immigrant living in New York City. Growing up, Berlin often heard his mother say “God Bless America.” Berlin later said about his mother, “without America, her family would have Read More
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Irving Berlin, He Was American Music
Irving Berlin was born Israel Isidore Baline on May 11, 1888, in Tyumen, Russian Empire. He was one of eight children born to his parents. In 1893 his family immigrated and settled in New York City. By the age of eight, he’d quit school and was selling newspapers. While selling papers he would hear the Read More
What is Tin Pan Alley?
Have you heard the term Tin Pan Alley but had no idea what it was? The term Tin Pan Alley refers to the songwriters and publishers of the late 19th and early 20th Century. These men were all based in New York City and were originally located at West 28th Street between Fifth and Sixth Read More