A Genuine Titanic Violin

We’ve all heard the stories of the dance band that played while the Titanic sank.  I’d just assumed that all the instruments used in their legendary (mythical?) performance of “Nearer By God to Thee” on that night in April 1912 were gone forever.

Nope.  A series of forensic tests have proven that a violin found in an attic in Britain is the real thing.  Given how hot Titanic memorabilia is, this thing is going to sell for a LOT of money.

Full story at ABC News.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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