You might remember the former baseball star who shot his ex and her ukulele playing friend in 1929? Here are a few more ukulele players who found themselves on the wrong side of a gun.
In 1923, The New York Times reported that a girl playing ukulele in a boat on a river was hit by a bullet fired from the Pennsylvania shore by an unknown assailant.
In 1925, The New York Times reported the trial of Ms Marci who was accused of murdering a Mr Bagnana. It seems that they were playing ukulele and singing together, but they also had brought their guns along. Mr Bagnana appeared threatening, so Ms Marci shot first.
In 1928, The Chicago Tribune reported that a policeman shot a college student for playing ukulele. Daniel Wharton, 22, was shot — he says — while trying to replace a broken string on his ukulele. A policeman ordered him to stop and… The policeman said that it was in self-defence. The uke player was going to attack the officer. Daniel said the policeman hit him first.