Remember the scene in the movie Titanic when the band played Nearer My God to Thee as the “unsinkable” ship sank? The actual violin that was played when the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg was sold on Saturday for over $1.6 …
Violinist Wallace Hartley was the leader of the band that performed on the RMS Titanic on its tragic voyage in 1912. The band famously played music to sooth the passengers as the ship went down. After years of research, a violin found in …
LONDON (AP) — A violin believed to have been played on the Titanic before the doomed vessel sank was auctioned for more than $1.6 million Saturday, a fantastic figure which one collector said may never be beaten. The sea-corroded …
The violin belonging to the leader of the band on board the Titanic sold at auction Saturday for close to two-million-dollars. The wooden violin belonged to Wallace Hartley, the leader of the band which played for the rich and famous travelling …
LONDON--The violin played by the Titanic's bandmaster as the ship sank beneath the waves sold at auction for 900,000 pounds (US$1.45 million) on Saturday, a world record for memorabilia from the doomed liner. Wallace Hartley's violin
It has two strings missing, a crack down the side of its rosewood body and would not look out of place on a bric-a-brac stall. But this battered old violin was the one played by the bandmaster on the doomed Titanic as it went down more …
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PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A crowd gathered at the Titanic Museum Attraction Wednesday morning to open to the public a piece of Titanic history that had been missing for years. The violin, played by Wallace Hartley when Titanic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A sea-corroded violin believed to have been played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the ocean liner sank is headed to two U.S. museums next year where it will be displayed publicly for the first time since its …
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Wallace Hartley had become a celebrity in musical circles in Britain and had just recently landed his most important gig as a professional musician. Now he had the chance to work as bandmaster on the maiden voyage of “the ship of dreams,” …
... Titanic Society told Metro: ‘The significance of Wallace Hartley and Titanic’s Band are undoubted and their fame assured in history. ‘While there still is vigorous debate about the authenticity of this violin, which hopefully may be …
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