SCOTT JOPLIN (Elite Syncopations, 1902) Ragtime Piano Roll Legend Remember that these are recodings from the early 1900's. Scott Joplin b 1868, died 1917 at age 49. My mother played his rags but I especially remember her playing The Mapleleaf Rag. His music became popular again after the movie The Sting in the early 70's. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize posthumously in 1976.