A Fourth of Franklin
Here's another Fourth of July song that I suspect most people haven't heard. A while back, I wrote here about a Broadway musical, Ben Franklin in Paris that told the story of the good fellow sent to France to help raise money to help fight for its independence. The 1964 show starred Robert Preston, and ran for half a year, 215 performances. The score by Sidney Michaels and Mark Sandrich Jr. isn't anything memorable, though the link about includes an in-peformance video of my favorite song in the show.
There's another very nice song in the musical, though this isn't it. That's a love song, and I thought that for the holiday it was better to include something that at least touches more on today's occasion. This is the opening number in the show, and is Franklin arriving in Paris to a warm greeting and explaining about how "I Invented Myself."
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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