50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Amazin’ Mets, 9 1/2 games back at this time in 1969, would capture the National League Pennant and go on to win the World Series against the Baltimore Orioles.
Temporary Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn was elected to a seven-year term as commissioner, but would serve until September 1984.
The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival was getting underway at an upstate dairy farm, attracting 400,000 people to the site.
The first performance by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young would occur at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago.
Actress Sharon Tate and four guests would be murdered at her Hollywood home by members of the Manson Family.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
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I stepped outside one evening last week to give some stale bread to my granddaughter’s free-range chickens when an unexpected visitor showed up.
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Join the Library for Friday Night Dialogues on Friday, July 12 to hear author David Browne discuss his latest book, ‘Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Wild Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup.’
Join us for our Friday Night Dialogues program at the Shelter Island Public Library on Friday, July 12 to hear author David Browne discuss his latest book, “Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Wild Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup.” Mr. Browne, a senior writer at Rolling Stone, has, over the course of his 20 plus years in music journalism, explored the lives of such performers as Jeff and Tim Buckley (2001’s “Dream Brother”), Sonic Youth (2008’s “Goodbye 20th Century”), and The Grateful Dead (2015’s “So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead”).
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David Browne of New York and Shelter Island.
When David Browne panned Rod Stewart’s 1975 album, “Footloose and Fancy Free,” saving special derision for the first song, “Hot Legs,” he was a student at a New Jersey high school. It was his first record review.
“People noticed,” David said. “They were either angry at me or agreed with me. That was one of my first indications of the power of the written word.” (more…)