Local and National Media Coverage for Happy Birthday Manuscript

The “Happy Birthday” song, originally titled, “Good Morning to You,” written by Louisville sisters Mildred and Patty Hill, has been much in the news lately as the focus of a lawsuit to determine its public domain status.

But there’s a fascinating local twist, as in UofL Music Library local.  While archiving a collection donated in the 1950s, Music Library Director James Procell discovered what appears to be the earliest known manuscript of the “Happy Birthday” song.

And the local and national press is quite interested.

Please tune in to the following:

  • Procell interview with Joe Arnold from WHAS11, September 1st at 6 p.m.
  • WFPL radio interview with Procell on September 1st in the afternoon.
  • Procell appearance on “Great Day Live” with Terry Meiners and Rachel Platt on WHAS11 on Thursday morning, September 3rd.

Also, please see the links below for further coverage. When more comes, we’ll let you know.

Kudos to James and the Music Library! Featured image

Billboard Magazine:

http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/6685030/happy-birthday-manuscript-found-louisville-library-copyright

Reuters:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/08/31/us-music-life-happybirthday-idUKKCN0R021O20150831

NY Daily News:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/happy-birthday-original-sheet-music-found-louisville-article-1.2344314

Insider Louisville:

http://insiderlouisville.com/metro/education-community/forgotten-manuscript-pre-happy-birthday-song-found-uofl-archives/

Tech Times:

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/80890/20150901/librarian-discovers-19th-century-manuscript-for-song-that-inspired-happy-birthday.htm

Philly Voice:

http://www.phillyvoice.com/college-manuscript-song-inspired-happy-birthday/

WAVE3:

http://www.wave3.com/story/29923430/early-version-of-happy-birthday-song-discovered-at-uofl

WHAS:

http://www.whas11.com/story/news/local/2015/08/31/happy-birthday-sheet-music-found-uofl-file-cabinet/71471278/

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