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The Band That Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic Hardcover – 22 Mar 2011


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers (22 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595552197
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595552198
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 478,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S Riaz HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 April 2011
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Almost everyone, with any awareness of the story of the Titanic, have heard about the band that played on while the ship was going down. It is a story enshrined with heroism and self sacrifice. However, very little is known about the men themselves and I doubt many, but real Titanic enthusiasts, could name the musicians. Steve Turner does a wonderful job of bringing these men vividly to life: Wallace Hartley, Percy Taylor, Wes Woodward, Fred Clarke, Roger Bricoux, Theo Brailey, Georges Krins and John Law (Jock) Hume.

In fact, there was not one band on the Titanic, but two - a three piece and a five piece band. They were booked through C W & F N Black, in Liverpool and, although some members knew each other, they had not all played together before. The fact the musicians were booked through the Blacks was an important point, as they hired and sourced musicians for cruiseships and it meant that the members were not covered by insurance as they were not employees of the shipping line, not were they covered by the Workmens Compensation Act. It also meant that they were not obliged to play as the ship was sinking, as they were not ships crew, although opinions differ as to whether they were asked to play to maintain discipline and avert panic, or whether they simply expected that they should do so.

After the Titanic disaster, the musicians and their bravery and sacrifice, was a perfect media package. They were ordinary men, but showed outstanding courage and they were widely said to have been playing the hymn "Nearer, My God, To Thee" as the ship went down, giving a signature tune to memorial services around the world.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. W. Hargreaves on 7 Jun. 2011
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As a Titanic buff, I thought "The Band played on" would be an ok addition to my growing Titanic library. I was very pleasantly surprised at the detail and the background story of each of the musicians and found myself engrossed very quickly.
It may have something to do with my english (Yorkshire ) background, but I thought the author did a really top job of describing the life and times of the peoples and towns and the hardships and goals. A warmly written and well researched book.
A welcome piece for all Titanic scholars and the for those interested in early 20th century life
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KATMAC on 1 Sept. 2011
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This is a very interesting book as it is very informative about the poor bandsmen who have not really been
documented in the many previous books. It was of great interest to me as one of the violin players was my
great uncle. I learned a lot about him and our family of which I knew little. I have read the other players
stories and they are all very interesting. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in this
tragic story.
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Good read on the whole of the band and the various stories behind their lives and how they sacrificed their lives in this tragedy.
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