Today it is a standard of barbershop quartet singing. The lyrics are by Eben E. Rexfordand the music by Hart Pease Danks. Inan Associated Press story published in The New York Times gave some background on the writing of the lyrics of the song:.
Shiocton, Wis. The story developed after the unveiling of a monument here in honor United State - Daryl Hall & John Oates - Voices the author of the words, Eben E. Rexfordwho died in Rexford made a living by writing verse and flower and garden articles for magazines.
Later, H. When Rexford spoke about the song, he explained that he worked his way through college by writing, and it was when he was in college that Danks sent him a request for lyrics, offering to pay three dollars for each song. Rexford first heard the song when a company of Oneida Indians gave a concert in ShioctonWisconsin, and sang it there.
The sheer popularity Silver Threads Among The Gold - Crescent Trio the song can be illustrated, among other Various - Doo Wop Style * Rare And Classic Group Harmony, by news stories which continued to reference it for many years.
The song was the most frequently recorded song of the acoustic recording era, starting with its first known recording by Richard Jose in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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