Carter Center Birthday Piano Marathon

October 1, 2017

 

On October 1st 2004, Roger Williams and Former President Jimmy Carter mutually shared their 80th birthday at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. As tradition on his birthday, Roger played songs requested by the audience in a fully improvised piano marathon. On this day, he broke his own record and played for a full thirteen and a half hours. Roger performed Autumn Leaves and Happy Birthday to himself and the president. 

 
Natalie Jung