Music: Popular Piano

Liberace (pronounced Liber-ah-chee) is a piano player who dropped his given names because "Paderewski did not achieve worldwide fame until after he dropped his."* The trick took: at 33, Milwaukee-born Wladziu Valentino Liberace cannot give enough concerts to please all his fans, many of whom probably never heard of Paderewski. He has sold a phenomenal 250,000 albums of his records, appears on 100 TV stations (more than I Love Lucy), and by the testimony of his sponsors (mostly banks and biscuit companies) has directly accounted for "several million dollars worth of business."


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