Top Songs of 1964; #18

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1964 was “Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison. The song was written by Orbison and Bill Dees. It would be become the largest selling song by Orbison selling over 7 million copies. Orbison was known for wearing black clothes and dark sunglasses making …

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Old News – Bicycles at Night

More news from the past. Hard to believe that bicycles were such a problem 100 years ago. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, October 29, 1914 TRIALS OF NIGHT DRIVING. Bicyclists Should Carry Tail Light at Night for Self Protection. “Ever motorists,” says Mitchell May, secretary of state, “is painfully aware of the fact that the …

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Lecture and Songs of the War of 1812

On Tuesday, Sept. 9th,  the Greece Historical Society will present a lecture and concert by Dave Ruch. He presents a fascinating portrait of the War of 1812 through the songs and stories of the people themselves. Ruch has dug deeply into archival recordings, diaries, old newspapers and other historical manuscripts to unearth a wealth of …

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New TV Shows of Fall 1964 – NBC

A lot of the returning shows on NBC had been running for a few years. So they had the fewest number of new shows. There are a couple of shows that hardly anyone can remember seeing. NBC ended up the the number TV show of the year in Bonanza. Profiles in Courage; Sunday at 7:00. …

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New TV Shows of Fall 1964 – CBS

CBS had solid rating for the previous year. In fact, 9 out of 10 of the top rated shows for the 1963-64 season were on CBS. Still, CBS had 11 new shows on the fall 1964 schedule. Most successful were a couple of half hour comedies. The biggest flops were a couple of new dramas. …

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Old News – Monroe Co. Fair

More news from the past. This one is a story about the upcoming Monroe County Fair that at that time was in Brockport THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, September 3, 1914 GOV. GLYNN TO BE AT FAIR ALL OF THE DEPARTMENTS CROWDED WITH EXHIBITS Monroe County Fair Some Fast Race Horses in Abundance The mobilizing of …

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