Fanfare for the common man. ELP and NY Philharmonic

This is Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s adaptation of the Aaron Copland’s classic composition. It was originally released as a 3 minute single. This is the full version most people have not heard. I have included a video of the New York Philharmonic playing it the way it was composed for contrast and to hear the inspiration of this amazing piece by ELP.

On this date in history. July 8 – Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence

On this day in 1776, a 2,000-pound copper-and-tin bell now known as the “Liberty Bell” rings out from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, summoning citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Four days earlier, the historic document had been adopted by delegates to the Continental Congress, but the bell did not ring to announce the issuing of the document until the Declaration of Independence returned from the printer on July 8.