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    Quote Originally Posted by Catz View Post
    I've seen this before but enjoyed it just the same
    Take a sad song and make it better

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    The Typewriter Symphony brought back memories for me. Cortez Peters, World Championship Typist, was on a high school tour in 1960 for a major typewriter manufacturer (Underwood I think) and presented the symphony live on stage at U-E High School in Endicott NY. If my recall is accurate, he had won the World Championship by typing 144 words per minute on a manual typewriter for an hour with nearly 100% accuracy - blowing right past my 92 wpm on an electric!

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    Someone should credit the composer of "The Typewriter" -- Leroy Anderson (1908-1975), long-time composer and arranger for the Boston Pops. His web site (leroyanderson.com) identifies it as being written in 1950. He is also famous for composing "The Blue Tango" (1951), "Fiddle Faddle" (1953), "Plink, Plank, Plunk" (1951) -- the theme song for "I've Got A Secret" on TV, "Promenade" (1945), "Sleigh Ride" (1948), "The Syncopated Clock" (1945) - theme for "The "Late Show" on WCBS-TV for over 25 years, to name just a few.

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    Take a computer keyboard, connected to nothing, have a decent sound system, and try a karaoke mine act at your local, um, typing pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ Helmer View Post
    The Typewriter Symphony brought back memories for me. Cortez Peters, World Championship Typist, was on a high school tour in 1960 for a major typewriter manufacturer (Underwood I think) and presented the symphony live on stage at U-E High School in Endicott NY. If my recall is accurate, he had won the World Championship by typing 144 words per minute on a manual typewriter for an hour with nearly 100% accuracy - blowing right past my 92 wpm on an electric!
    I still have the Underwood Olivetti manual I used in high school so many decades ago. Thanks for the history lesson.

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    Good to see again. IMHO though, the best "performer" of this piece was Jerry Lewis (hilarious facial expressions accompanied his typing).
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    Peter, is this the one you are referring to?
    Out of ail the remakes Jerry Lewis made of this skit, this original is my favorite.
    http://www.youtube.c...feature=related
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    Hi there Catz. Yes, that's the one! Many thanks, it's been a heck of a long time since I last saw that. (For some weired reason, I have never thought of looking on YouTube for it. (Some of his other "versions" are also excllent, in my opinion).
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