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- Meredith WillsonMeredith Willson made more income off The BeatlesThe Beatles' version of his song "Till There Was You" than he did off the play and the movie combined.
- In an episode of the TV series [Happy Days (1974)], Howard and Marion Cunningham are coming out of a movie theater; they pause in the lobby and look at the poster for "The Music Man". Marion comments how much the little boy in the movie (Winthrop) "looks so much like Richie did when he was little". Both Winthrop and Richie were played by Ron HowardRon Howard.
- The two songs "76 Trombones" and "Good Night My Someone" are the same tune, played in different tempos. Meredith WillsonMeredith Willson used this technique to present a masculine and feminine slant on the on the events surrounding Harold Hill's arrival in River City and his budding relationship with Marian.
- In the diner, Harold Hill attempts to remember a William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare quote: "Cowards die a thousand deaths, the brave man... only 500," to which Marian replies "something like that." The quote he looks for is from "Julius Caesar", Act 2, Scene 2, when Gaio Giulio Cesare says, "Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste of death but once."