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Sun March 17, 2013

The Beat Goes On: Titanic Band Leader's Violin Verified

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 9:32 am

An auction house in Britain announced this week it has authenticated a violin they believe belonged to Wallace Hartley, the band leader aboard the Titanic, who famously continued playing, even as the ship went down. Host Rachel Martin talks about the find and the seven-year process it took to authenticate it.