The great clown guitarist

In Italy around 1541 the great guitarist Ignatius Pulnasio gained guitar fame and wealth in Rome, and was deeply admired by the Vatican. However, during a concert at the illustrious Sistine chapel Ignatius’s fingers froze up on the fingerboard, turning his concert into a disaster of dissonance, and a great embarrassment to Pope Leopold Luciani who was in the audience with several of his mistresses. Consequently Ignatius was ordered to give any subsequent concerts dressed as a clown.

clownA statue of Ignatius Pulnasio

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