The saxophone is eponymously named after Adolphe Sax. As a boy, Adolphe was very accident-prone. He was struck on the head by a brick, swallowed a needle, fell down a flight of stairs, toppled onto a burning stove, and accidentally drank some sulfuric acid. It almost seemed like some higher power was really trying to keep him from inventing the Saxophone!
In the zeitgeist in the 01990s, the saxophone was either associated with Kenny G or Homer Simpson’s reference to Lisa’s saxamaphone (s09e03)!