Boston Symphony Orchestra; Boston Symphony Audience Learns of the Death of JFK
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Most Americans never get out. He told me I could but I know I can't.
I'm not going to. I do want to say we have the good fortune tonight. Many people don't realize some of the wonderful thing James Brown has been doing around the country and around the world. I think we ought to know about it. He just returned recently from Africa where he made a tour of countries in Africa and you'll probably be talking to you about that later. He will tell you about that.
He's been doing some things around the country that if other people want to join with him would make a big difference. James has donated money and his time to help people who he said helped him. James Brown donated one of his biggest selling records to the young people of our country. This country owes a great thing to James and we're lucky that we have it here tonight with us. Get another round of applause for James Bond. This is my second time meeting Mr. Prout and he's bigger tonight and he was when I
met him the first time. I want to say this too. We're also fortunate tonight to have a mayor. Who cares about the city. Who has come here and is going to be here with us tonight. To show his concern. Something you James Brown didn't tell you. Is that he is making a twenty five hundred dollar contribution to the Martin Luther King trust fund. An awful lot of people want to know what they could do to help. For those of you who are not here with us tonight but are watching.
I think you'd be sort of great. If you were to make out a check. To the Martin Luther King trust fund and send it to City Hall Mayor Kevin White. I'd like to bring now up to the microphone the man who. Was making the program tonight the man whose foresight and leadership has given the city of Boston and the whole metropolitan Boston area a new lease on life. He's a man who's young. He's a man who can make this a great city. The honorable person like to say I had a pleasure meeting someone you care.
About the only reason I'm going to get.
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- On November 22nd, 1963, at a performance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Erich Leinsdorf delivers the news of President John F. Kennedy?s assassination to a shocked audience. Leinsdorf then announces that the orchestra will play the Funeral March from Beethoven?s third symphony.
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- Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Presidents--Assassination; Orchestral music
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Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
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- Chicago: “Boston Symphony Orchestra; Boston Symphony Audience Learns of the Death of JFK,” 1963-11-22, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed May 29, 2023, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-f18sb3xg7d.
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