Ben Harney

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        Benjamin Robertson Harney was the first person to publish a notated ragtime musical composition. According to his marriage license, Harney was born "onboard a steamer," which might account for the fact that his birthplace is variously mentioned as Louisville, Nashville, and Middlesboro. In any case, Harney is known to have grown up in Louisville. In 1887, he was enrolled in a military school and working at the post office in Middlesboro when he overheard a rugged Cumberland Moun... Read more

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