March 24, 1815

On March 24, 1815, the first pop group fan club was formed in America. The Handel & Hayden Society was formed in Boston, Massachusetts by Gottlieb Graupner, Thomas Smith Webb, Amasa Winchester and Matthew S. Parker to cultivate and improve a correct taste in the performance of Sacred Music, and to introduce into more general practice, the works of Handel, Haydn and other eminent composers. Yes, there were music nerd Nazis in 1815. In fact, ever since there has been music, there have been music nerd Nazis. When Grog first pounded a rock with a stick, there was a Zrogg standing behind him saying, “That’s not how Arooga pounded rock. Arooga meant there to be more tempo when rock is pounded.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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