Born Frederick Joseph Ricketts and better known by the professional name Kenneth J. Alford, this composer of military marching band music wrote such famous pieces as The Vanished Army, The Voice of the Guns, and Colonel Bogey. His compositions made the saxophone a fixture in military bands.
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|FULL NAME:||Kenneth Alford|
|BIRTH DATE:||February 21, 1881|
|AGE:||138 years old|
Kenneth Alford is a Composer. His marriage to Annie (“Nan”) Holmes resulted in four sons (Kenneth, Jose, Gordon, and Leo) and two daughters (Paula and Sheila). When he was just fourteen years old, he joined the band of the Royal Irish Regiment. Later, after graduating from the Royal Military School of Music, he moved to South Africa and became the 2nd battalion bandleader for the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders infantry regiment.
DID YOU KNOW In 1921, he turned down an opportunity to rise through the Royal Army’s ranks in order to continue his musical career. He maintained his low military status, but happily led the Royal Marines band.
FACT He and John Philip Sousa were both important early 20th-century composers of marches.
Currently, Kenneth Alford is 138 years old. He will celebrate his 139th birthday on a Monday, February 21st. Below we countdown to his upcoming birthday.
Kenneth Alford’s zodiac sign is Pisces . According to astrologers, Pieces’ life pursuit is to avoid feeling alone and instead feel connected to others and the world at large and a secret desire to live their dreams and turn fantasies into realities. People of this zodiac sign like to be alone, sleeping, music, romance, swimming, spiritual themes and dislike the know-it-all, to be criticized, and cruelty of any kind. The strengths of this sign are: compassionate, artistic, intuitive, gentle, wise, musical, while weaknesses can be to be fearful, overly trusting, sad, desire to escape reality, can be a victim or a martyr. The greatest overall compatibility with Pieces are Virgo, Taurus.
Kenneth Alford was born in the Year of the Serpent. Snakes are a symbol of wisdom and wit, often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid. This year is the year of the Pig.
DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.
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