LaGrange city councilman publishes book

Published 6:18 pm Monday, August 19, 2019

LaGrange City Council Member Tom Gore recently published a book, according to a press release from the City of LaGrange.

Gore wrote and published the book “David Carr Glover Musical Scrapbook: From Mickey Mouse to Super Success.”

The District 1 city council member started taking piano lessons five years ago and was inspired by David Carr Glover’s music. Glover is known for writing many series of piano and organ method books. Gore liked playing Glover’s music and wanted to learn more about the man who was known for writing piano music from popular Disney movie scores.

“In all of the music he wrote, there was always an emphasis on fun. I really liked the music he wrote and wanted to learn more about the man behind the music,” Gore said. “Once I started looking into his background, I found everyone who knew him loved him.”

Glover was from Portsmouth, Virginia, and died in 1988. He still has relatives who live there. 

Gore was able to connect with Glover’s family through a friend he met in medical school.

“The more I learned the more I wanted to know more,” Gore said. “He became really special to me because I liked his music. He just became alive to me.” 

Gore’s book is available for purchase on Amazon.