Nicola Coviello (1846-1926) was a well-respected cornetist and musical professor who had performed for many dignitaries of his day, including Queen Victoria. Realizing he was at the end of his life, he made one final pilgrimage from London to Saskatchewan to say farewell to his son. On the way he stopped in NYC to say goodbye to his nephews, Peter, Dominic and Daniel. On June 13, 1926 the young men took their famous uncle to Coney Island to give him a taste of America. All went swimmingly except for the constant blare of the jazz bands. Finally, he could take it no longer. “That isn’t music,” he complained as he fell to the boardwalk. He was pronounced dead a few minutes later. Cause of death was “strain on the heart”.
I wonder if that’s how I’m going to die if I hear the cast of Glee singing “Creep” again.
EDIT: “Being Alive” from the Tony winning “Company” and Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” horribly oversung in the space of 10 minutes. Why? WHY????