Happy National Accordion Awareness Month!

2 Jun

…though if there’s an accordion within a couple hundred yards of you, I’m pretty sure you’d be aware of it.

Here are some fun facts from National Accordion Awareness Month’s website:

  • The piano accordion has been the official instrument of San Francisco since 1990.  The first accordion made in American was also made in the city by the bay, back in 1907.
  • Lucy Liu, Barry Manilow and Billy Joel all play the guitar.
  • The accordion is a member of the reed family, not the keyboard family.

And just in case you STILL think accordions are dorky and outdated, check out this video of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” on accordion.

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