Stephen Foster

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Stephen Collins Foster
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Born July 4th, 1826
Birth Place Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania
Nationality American   USA.svg
Died January 13th, 1864
Website www.pitt.edu/~amerimus/index.html

Stephen Collins Foster was born on July 4th, 1826 in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. He taught himself song writing and music composition. Foster published his first song at age 18, and eleven more by the time he was 24. He then married and became a professional songwriter. Some of the more popular songs composed by Foster include Oh, Susana, Camptown Races, and My Old Kentucky Home, although he has composed many other well-known American folk songs. Because there was no music industry to speak in his time, and because Foster didn't perform his music personally, he didn't make very much money from his compositions. Foster died on January 13th, 1864.

Note: Since Foster was not a video game music composer, his gameography is in alphabetical order.

Gameography

Released Title Sample Notes
1989-??-?? Sound Blaster (DOS)
My Old Kentucky Home
1994-??-?? The Yukon Trail (W16)
Camptown Races

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