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Mark Kelly's Marathon to stream first single

Amelia is a ten minute song about Amelia Earhart. It will be available to stream on Spotify and other services from Friday 4th September.

Mark Kelly's Marathon to stream first single

Amelia Mary Earhart was born July 24, 1897 and disappeared July 2, 1937, declared dead January 5, 1939 was an American aviation pioneer and author.Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organisation for female pilots.

Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas, Earhart developed a passion for adventure at a young age, steadily gaining flying experience from her twenties. In 1928, Earhart became the first female passenger to cross the Atlantic by airplane (accompanying pilot Wilmer Stultz), for which she achieved celebrity status. In 1932, piloting a Lockheed Vega 5B, Earhart made a nonstop solo transatlantic flight, becoming the first woman to achieve such a feat. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organisation for female pilots.

She received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment. In 1935, Earhart became a visiting faculty member at Purdue University as an advisor to aeronautical engineering and a career counselor to women students. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Amelia disappeared on July 2, 1937 during an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. She was declared dead January 5, 1939.


The above is a live recording and video of the song which made it's debut on the Saturday night of the Marillion Couch Convention.

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