The Supremes were back on the top of the top charts in late 1968. Actually, by this time, the group was officially “Diana Ross and The Supremes.” “Love Child” was the 11th song by the group to hit the top of the charts. Only Dian Ross is heard on the song and the other two ladies, Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong, did not sing on the song. The background singers were studio musicians from Motown. When the song was performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on Sept. 29th (below) they were all lip syncing.
In spite of of the fact that the song was about an illegitimate child, it still got maximum air-play. It was the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart for 2 weeks (Nov. 24 – Dec. 7). On the Cash Box chart it was on the top for three weeks (Nov. 17 – Dec 7).
The genealogy series “Who Do You Think You Are?” (WDYTYA) returns for 4 new episodes beginning Dec. 3rd.
The first person getting her ancestry traced is Mandy Moore from the NBC series “This Is Us.” She has had an active career. She started a singing career while in High School and in 1999 toured with NSYNC and later the Backstreet Boys. Her acting career started in 2001 and has been growing over the years.
Mandy is of Russian-Jewish (from her maternal grandfather), English, and Irish descent. On WDYTYA she is shocked to discover ancestors who lived in Australia, at least one of which was an indentured servant. She travels to Australia determined to unlock the mystery of how they got there. Moore is touched by the courage of those who made the journey and the sacrifice of those who were left behind.
Future episodes this month feature; Josh Duhamel (12/10), Matthew Morrison (12/17), and Regina King (also 12/17).
WDYTYA airs this new episode on the TLC channel at 10 p.m. (Dec. 3) and then airs an episode featuring Hilary Duff , from June 2018 after that.
Here are three pictures from 1931 when the new bath house opened. The first picture is an old postcard that shows what an aerial view would look like. It is a drawing and may have been taken from an architectural view. This postcard is even postmarked in 1931.
The second picture just shows the main building. We know that it is early image as there is a pile of bricks in the lower left corner. That picture is courtesy of Local History Division, Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Did you know that you can now rent the second floor for parties? It only has a capacity for 200 people but it is a unique party location. See Park Reservation web page for details.
The picture on the bottom is from the Democrat & Chronicle of June 20, 1931. There had been a heat wave with temperatures over 90 in the City and people were flocking to the beach to cool off. The left part is a view of people bathing in the lake. The people identified by numbers are: