Exact birth date unknown; late 1868 or early 1869
Brass bands, creates quartet, "Texas Medley Quartet"
The Entertainer (movie - "The Sting")
Everyone loved it
spent several years writing his 2nd opera, but never saw it performed
Last 2 years of his life making 7 rolls
Most fame after he died
Scott Joplin became even more famous after the movie, The Sting, came out.