Hello from Rochester NY:

Did You Know….  (2020 Edition):

♦ 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.

♦ Dolly Parton once entered a drag queen celebrity impersonator contest AS HERSELF and lost.

♦ The Four Corners is the only spot in the US where you can stand in four states at once: Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. 

♦ 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.

♦ Walmart has a lower acceptance rate than Harvard.

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

♦ Barry Manilow didn’t write his hit song, “I Write The Songs”.

♦ "The longest street in the world is Yonge St. in Toronto Canada measuring 1,896 km (1,178 miles).

♦“Q”is the only letter that doesn't appear in any U.S. state name.

♦ 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, injuring her knee.

♦ One in five country music songs refer to alcohol, one in three to tears and one in seven to “mama.”

♦ 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
Charley Brown’s Restaurant – 1675 Penfield Rd.
Every Friday & Saturday  7:30-10pm
(Call for starting date)

This page was last updated on 11/2/2020.


"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