Patrick Gilmore

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Birthday
25, 1829
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Sep 24, 1892 (62)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
25, 1829
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Sep 24, 1892 (62)

About

Known for writing many marches, including When Johnny Comes Marching Home and Good News From Home. He fought in the Union Army.

Before Fame

He performed in local bands and began his music career when he was only 15, becoming a skilled cornet player.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Family Life

He married Ellen O'Neill in 1858.

Associated With

He was heard in 1891 on Thomas Alva Edison's first commercial recordings.