Hello from Rochester NY:

Did You Know….

♦ Diana Ross appeared on at least one hit single every year between 1964 and 1996, an incredible 33 years.

♦ Famed bank robber John Dillinger played baseball in the minor leagues.  He had no stolen bases. 

♦ Denny McLain, the last 30 game winner in the major leagues, was a featured performer in  Las Vegas as an organist.

♦ Jack Norworth, who wrote “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” never attended a game.

♦ The top selling singles of all time are Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind ‘97, at 33 million, Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas,” 30 million, and Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock,” 25 million.

♦Axl Rose of Guns n Roses used to earn $8 an hour for smoking cigarettes, for a science experiment  at California's UCLA.

♦ James Brown had 99 Hot 100 Billboard entries, yet never had a number one Hot 100 hit.

♦ In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.

♦ Tickets for Frank Sinatra's first solo performance at the Paramount Theatre in New York City in 1942, sold for 35 cents each.

♦ When Billy Crystal was a child, his babysitter was the legendary Billie Holiday.

♦ The only guy in ZZ Top who doesn’t have a beard is Frank Beard.

♦ The average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

♦ The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

♦ Dark Side of The Moon (a Pink Floyd album) stayed on the top 200 Billboard charts for 741 weeks! That is 14 years.

♦ On August 17, 1957, Richie Ashburn of the Philadelphia Phillies hit spectator Alice Roth with a foul ball, breaking her nose. As Alice was being carried off the field on a stretcher, Ashburn hit her with another foul ball, breaking a bone in her knee.

♦ The Japanese national anthem is expressed in only four lines. The Greek anthem runs 158 verses.

♦ I have played the organ for 3,173 Red Wing’s baseball games since 1977.

Quote Of The Month  "When did Thanksgiving become Christmas #1?"  Louis Black

Bye for now…


Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo, Every Friday & Saturday

Charley Brown’s Restaurant – 1675 Penfield Rd. 7:30-10pm

This page was last updated on 11/1/19.


"Fred Costello - Anthology" CD $15.00 (includes shipping)

"Blues Backstage" CD $15.00 (includes shipping)

"A Lifetime Of Nightclubs & Ballparks"
Book $ 20.00 (includes shipping)


Mail to:
Music Associates
P.O. Box 25176
Rochester, NY 14625

 “Anthology” CD:
$15.00 (includes shipping)

“Blues Backstage” CD:
$15.00 (includes shipping)

“A Lifetime Of Nightclubs & Ballparks” Book:
$ 20.00 (includes shipping)


Contact information: 585-381-2144