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Danks, Hart Pease

Born: 1834 AD
Died: 1903 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Composers

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1834 - Hart Pease Danks was born on the 6th of April in New Haven, Connecticut.

 

1842 - Moved with his family to Saratoga Springs, New York when he was aged eight.

 

Studied music with Dr. E. Whiting, later moving to Chicago, where he worked as a carpenter.

 

1864 - He moved to New York City.

 

1892 - Published his Superior Anthems for Church Choirs.

 

1893 - He published his best-known song, "Silver Threads Among the Gold".

 

1903 - Died destitute in a boarding house in Philadelphia, on the 6th of April, his last written words: "It's hard to die alone".

 

1970 - Hart Pease Danks was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.

 

 

 


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