While writing this post standing on a loading dock, I showed this to a black dude with big hair. He took one look and laughed and said it was definitely fake hair. I didn’t even have time to explain the story to him!
Born in Salzburg, Austria in 1756, Mozart was the seventh child of Leopold Mozart, the province’s court composer. But when Leopold became aware of his son’s talent — Mozart not only played the piano at age 3, but taught himself the violin at age 4 — Leopold put aside his own career to nurture and promote his wunderkind (and also his musical sister Maria Anna) [source: Mozart.com].