When recently visiting Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA I came across an exhibit called "Songs of the IBM". It's from 1930s and has a song called "Ever onward" which extols then IBM President T.J Watson. It was regularly sung by IBMers.
This seemed very strange to me because the only current leader I can think of having songs extolling his virtues would be "Dear Leader" from North Korea.
So my questions are:
- Was it common in the beginning of 20th century for companies/organizations to have songs extolling their leaders?
- If yes, when did this go out of fashion and why?