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National Kazoo Day

Monday, January 28, 2013

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When: Always January 28th

People young and old love Kazoos. Kazoo Day celebrates the the joy of this musical instrument.

Alabama Vest of Macon Georgia made the first Kazoo in the 1840's. Actually, he conceived the Kazoo, and had Thaddeus Von Clegg, a German clock master make it to his specifications.

Commercial production of the Kazoo didn't occur until many years later in 1912. Manufacturing was first started by Emil Sorg in Western New York. Sorg joined up with Michael McIntyre, a Buffalo tool and die maker. Production moved to Eden, NY where the factory museum remains today.

Kazoos are easy to play. Simply hum a tune into the kazoo, and you're an expert. Kazoos can be played solo, or in groups. It plays a great tune both ways.

What do you do on National Kazoo day? Why, play the kazoo, of course.

Origin of National Kazoo Day:
We know when the Kazoo was invented, and by whom. We know a lot about the history of the Kazoo. But, we do not know who started National Kazoo Day.....yet. Stay, uh...tuned.
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There is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a "National" day, which requires an act of congress.

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PMAY0313 1/29/2013 8:17AM

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PATRICIAAK 1/29/2013 12:42AM

    I've played it and given them to the grandkids

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LAINYC 1/28/2013 2:18PM

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MARTYLYNN1 1/28/2013 12:40PM

    I remember Kazoos.

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HANSBRINK 1/28/2013 12:24PM

  I remember a Kazoo Marching Band that participated in the Portland (OR) Rose Festival Fun Parade (held on Friday night before the "Official Rose Festival Parade"). Absolutely no musical talent required.

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LITTLEWIND53 1/28/2013 12:24PM

    Never heard of it....

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LINDAMARIEZ1 1/28/2013 11:12AM

    G kids have one! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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