Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #12

In 1967 Aretha Franklin gets major “Respect” for her hit song. She had only modest success with her career from 1960 until she changed over to Atlantic Records Company in 1967. “Respect” rocketed her to success. She has become the most charted female artist in the Billboard chart’s history. Aretha won a total of 18 …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #28

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about a part of downtown Rochester. It has changed over the years and it has changed since he wrote this article. The statue of Mercury was taken down and was in storage for …

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Old News – Scouting and Flag Raising

Newspaperman William D. Boyce organized the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in 1910. Boyce offered to publish a magazine for BSA but the idea was rejected by the Executive of the Boy Scouts. So in 1915 Boyce organized the Lone Scouts of America (LSA) as a rival organization. Estimates of membership were grossly over exaggerated …

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Old News – Auto News

Three short stories of the automobile industry as related to western NY. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, June 6, 1917 A national team reliability contest is to start out of Buffalo July 17 and continue for three days, traveling the highways in the western section of New York state. Secretary Lewis of the Buffalo Auto Club …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #11

The next song to be at the top of the charts in 1967 was “I Got Rhythm” by The Happenings. The melody was written in 1930 by George Gershwin with lyrics by his brother Ira. The song first appeared in the Broadway play Girl Crazy. The star of that play was Ethel Merman. The song …

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