Sounds of the 4th of July: The Facts About These Flag-Waving Songs

From: G-Man Music & Radical Radio
Published: Tue Jun 14 2005

You hear at least one of them played in parades, at band concerts, and on radio and TV for weeks leading up to the fourth of July . . . they're the patriotic marches and anthems that give an emotional jolt to millions of people.

They are some of the most enduring and most popular songs of all time, yet the facts about their creation are unknown to most listeners.

In an article appearing in print and on the Internet, Scott G (recording artist The G-Man, and owner of G-Man Music & Radical Radio), reveals some of the truths about these famous songs.

Surprising facts about these well-known songs include:

* The melody to the U.S. national anthem is based on an English drinking song.

* A hit song of the Civil War was sung by both the Union and Confederate sides with different lyrics.

* One song almost replaced the "Star Spangled Banner" as the U.S. national anthem.

* How some famous patriotic themes became part of the soundtracks to popular movies, "Dr. Strangelove" and "Apocalypse Now."

* The same song was sung at the funerals of Winston Churchill, Robert Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan.

* One patriotic song took two decades to write.

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Scott G (The G-Man) has albums on Delvian Records and iTunes. A creative director of NARIP, a member of NARAS, a writer for Immedia Wire Service and MusicDish, his primary business is G-Man Music & Radical Radio ( where he writes, produces, voices, and composes music for radio commercials.

Brian Forest, Immedia Wire Service,, 818-223-8486
Scott G, G-Man Music,, 213-369-7619

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