Music and the History of Fossil Fuels
Subject: Music and the History of Fossil Fuels|
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 03:43 PM
I was just looking at the Village Music Project site. In this tunebook:
there is a tune called "Gas Lights".
The composer or dancemaster who wrote that was quick off the mark. According to this:
gas lighting arrived in London in 1805, first used to light the London home of the Prince of Wales (later George IV) and the first street to be lit by gas was Pall Mall in 1807.
Were any other fuels commemorated by topical music that fast?
Subject: RE: Music and the History of Fossil Fuels|
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 03:56 PM
Are you saying that the fuel did not exist before 1805. I sincerely doubt that.