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The day the music (really) died

The Old Rocker

Remember Don McLean’s 1971 No. 1 hit “American Pie” and its signature line, “The day the music died?”

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Remembering those old TV commercials

Features Column

OK, OK, I admit it. I love funny television ads. It’s not the product that is being hawked, but the manner in which it is being hawked.

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Sometimes in rock ‘n’ roll, it takes two

The Old Rocker

Remember the old TV commercial that suggested, “Double your pleasure, double your fun, with double mint, double mint, double mint gum?”

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McPhatter, Wilson played important roles

The Old Rocker

Hall of Famers Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson both started their careers with Billy Ward & the Dominoes.

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Some classic rock hits come right out of the blue

The Old Rocker

Antoine "Fats" Domino was one of the most successful rock ‘n’ rollers from the early years.

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Try to solve this rock 'n' roll riddle

The Old Rocker column

A host of rock 'n' roll greats are tied together.

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Remembering TV's greatest fathers

In celebration of Father's Day, Herald Writer Barry Levine takes a looks at some of television's greatest fathers.

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Some new ‘daffynitions’

The Old Rocker -- Opinion column

Noah Webster needs to change his dictionary's definitions.

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Bring back the Fifties! Bring back the Fifties!

The Old Rocker

Ah, the Ffifties ... the good old days

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Seniors need own alphabet soup for texting

Features Column

What are your favorite sports movies of all time? Check out our list.

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Top 12 best sports movies

What are your favorite sports movies of all time? Check out our list.

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Listening to the classics, how’d music go so wrong?

The Old Rocker -- Opinion column

I spent the past two weekends listening to some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll singers/groups of all-time — Hall of Famers such as Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, the Drifters, the Coasters, the Beach Boys, Four Seasons, Four Tops and Temptations. Their music is just as enjoyable today as it was a half-century ago.

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The Hall of Shame

I’m just wondering, where’s Chubby?

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'Year of the Pitcher?' Try 'Year of the Rookie'

Albany Herald copy editor Barry Levine's latest MLB trivia book covers everything from Lee County's Buster Posey and the Giants to legends from the Yankees.

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