On 20 July 1925, George Gershwin made it on to the cover of Time magazine, the first popular musician to be featured since the magazine began in March 1923.
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Rhapsody in Blue begins with a trademark swooping riff from the clarinet…
First page of the full score of Porgy and Bess, prepared by Gershwin between September 1934 and September 1935. From the US LoC.
Incidentally rumors about highbrow music ridiculous STOP Am out to write hits (Wire from Gershwin to his agent in early 1936.)
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In 1926 Gershwin recorded Rhapsody in Blue using piano roll technology. More recently, in 1987, the Denver Symphony Orchestra recorded it with Gershwin as soloist via the piano roll. (The film footage comes from the 1945 biopic.)