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     April 13, 2018      #21-102 PB1

Welhaven's Vinyl Vignette

Viñeta de vinilo de Welhaven

By John Sievers

In 1966, Lyndon B. Johnson was president, color TV sets were all the rage (and showing the first episodes of “Star Trek”), and mini skirts were getting shorter. On the music scene, The Beatles and The Beach Boys ruled the airwaves, Simon & Garfunkel released “Sounds of Silence,” and—locally—45s came alive in Rochester.

And we do mean that. 1966 marks the year that locally cut rock ’n’ roll records started revolving on area turntables.

Rochester-area bands with names like The Rogues, The Mods, The Ferraris, and The Stingrays all had their own 7-inch discs.

Why this crescendo in local record production? We can thank the then-newly launched Welhaven Records ...

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