Scott Joplin – was an American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions, and was later dubbed "The King of Ragtime". During his brief career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas.
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Scott Joplin was known as the King of Ragtime, and is the most famous ragtime composer of all. His Maple Leaf Rag hit the sheet music charts, and he went on to compose many more including The Entertainer.