The Entertainer (Easy Piano Solo). By Scott Joplin (1868-1917). Edited by Melvin Stecher and Norman Horowitz. “The Entertainer” is a 1902 classic piano rag written by Scott Joplin. One of the classics of ragtime, it returned to top international prominence as part of the ragtime revival in the 1970s, when it was used as the theme music for the 1973 Oscar-winning film The Sting.