Top Songs of 1966 – #24

“Sunshine Superman” was the next song to go to the top of the record charts n 1966. It was written and performed by Donovan (full name: Donovan Philips Leitch). He was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1946. He had a few songs in 1965 that  only climbed the charts in the UK. Then “Sunshine Superman” …

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Short Notes

I uploaded a chapter on directory research for my Genealogical Guide to Monroe County. A lot of the city and county directories are online. If you haven’t looked for your families in the directories, you should. The Church Records Preservation Committee of Rochester Genealogical Society (RGS) has added records of Lakeside Presbyterian Church that was …

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Rochester Savings Bank History

I uploaded another small book. In Rochester 100 Years Ago and Now was published in 1931. It is a history of Rochester Savings Bank. The bank was started in 1831 and the first deposit was $13. The book also tells some of the early history of Rochester. One of the interesting things about the book …

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Marriages from 1854

At least 20 years ago a lady gave me a typed list of marriages from 1854 that were extracted Moore’s Rural New-Yorker. I’m not sure if she extracted the marriages or someone else did it. The newspaper was an agricultural newspaper that at that time was published in Rochester. It later moved to New York …

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Old News – Horse Show and Exposition

The show that is coming to Rochester the next week is primarily a horse show. There are also other displays of agriculture and a display of “Fine Arts” which was a building of paintings and sculpture by local artists. A dirigible, probably not a real Zeppelin, flies over the show and there are acrobats and …

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Beatles Last Concert

On August 29th 1966 The Beatles gave their last commercial concert in Candlestick park, San Francisco. The concert on top of the Apple Corp building in 1969 doesn’t count because it was free and unannounced. The 1966 concert had opening acts of The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes. Prices ranged from $4.50 …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #23

Bobby Hebb had a hit with “Sunny” in 1966. It was a song that he both wrote and performed. Bobby said that his “intentions were just to think of happier times – basically looking for a brighter day – because times were at a low tide.” Because “Sunny” was such a big hit in 1966, …

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