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I give up. What was it? Elgar? Johann Strauss?
That sounds great! Way back in the cave man days, people did that with C64 floppy drives. I remember hearing around one Christmas that 1541 floppy drives were failing in large numbers due to playing music on the floppy drive. I don’t know if that’s true, and I didn’t actually know anyone with a C64 who killed their floppy drive. Just a rumor.
Here’s a video of what it sounded like back then. Pretty lame by comparison. But we were pretty happy to rub two sticks together and get fire, back then.
John Williams based “The Imperial March” on “Mars, the Bringer of War.” By Holtz.
wow now that is clever.
Wayne, speaking of cave men… I have seen (and heard) a punched-tape reader play music. That was on a Univac, a real computer the size of a city bus.
Ben Zvan is half-right. John Williams is the composer, but the main part of the theme is based on Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B minor. Holst’s Mars comes into it a little bit, though.
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