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Saturday, January 28, 2017

National Kazoo Day

The first Kazoo was created in the 1840's. Alabama Vest of Macon Georgia conceived the Kazoo and had Thaddeus Von Clegg a German Clock master made it for him.

While created in the 1840s the first Kazoo was not created until 1912 when Emil Sorg from Western New York and Michael McIntyre a Buffalo tool and die maker started producing them in New York. Today you can find a factory museum dedicated to the Kazoo.

Kazoos are easy to play and work by simply humming a tune into a kazoo. Kazoos can be played alone or in a group. Tunes can be played either way.

January 28, 2017 marks 165 years of kazoo playing in America. Some believe this date should have actually occurred on the fourth Thursday of January. Kazoo players have known not to be perfectly precise so either date can be celebrated. There are some that think that Kazoo week should take place January 23rd through the 29th.

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