[Dixielandjazz] The Emperor

domitype domitype at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 19:03:05 PDT 2011

As Jim should know, even though Emperor Norton WAS bonkers, he had the amused respect of the population of Northern California - he was popular with tourists and his proclamations were reported in many newspapers.  thousands turned out for his funeral parade and a well attended remembrance ceremony is held every year at his gravesite in Colma, CA. 

More here: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton

David Richoux

On Jun 1, 2011, at 5:35 PM, "Jim O'Briant" <jobriant at garlic.com> wrote:

> Bill Haesler wrote:
>> To the attention of His Imperial Majesty, Robert Ringwald Emperor 
>> of the 2012 Sacramento Jazz Festival and Jubilee.
>> May it please Your Majesty,
>> G'day.
>> Hearty congratulations. 
>> Well done and richly deserved.
>> Keep up the regal Norton tradition. ...
> Errrr... Joshua Norton, self-styled Emperor of the United States, lived in
> San Francisco in the mid-19th Century. He was bonkers. 
> Emperor Ringwald is pretty sane, as far as I can tell....
> Jim O'Briant
> Gilroy, CA
> Tuba & Leader, The Zinfandel Stompers
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