6/27 Today (well, yesterday) in Weird Music History: 1941. The BBC adopts a 4-note call sign, emblematic of the fight over tyranny. But rather than choosing a patriotic British composer, they instead went with an iconic German master, Ludwig van Beethoven. Not only does his music embody triumph over struggle and the freedom of expression, the opening three notes of his Fifth Symphony also sounds amazingly (or coincidentally?) like the letter “V” as expressed in Morse Code (dot, dot, dot, dash)
Translation: Da, Da, Da, Duuummmm = V for Victory!