September 13 in Gennett History…

1852: Happy 170th Birthday to Starr Piano President, Henry Gennett. Gennett was born on 9/13/1852 in Nashville, TN and was the leading force in the growth of Starr Piano into an industry leader. 

1921: Joseph Knecht’s Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra recorded “Peggy O’Neil” in NYC.  It appeared on almost a dozen labels including Gennett 4775, Starr-Gennett 9165, Connorized 3023, Aco G-15057, and Guardsman 1172.  Joseph Knecht was born in 1864 in Austria and died in 1931. 

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