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Harmon’s Histories: Folk sensation 3 Young Men from Montana grabbed headlines in 1960s
Harmon’s Histories: Folk sensation 3 Young Men from Montana grabbed headlines in 1960s
Harmon’s Histories: Folk sensation 3 Young Men from Montana grabbed headlines in 1960s
Growing up in Libby, the Riddle kids were older than I was, by a decade or more, so I never really knew them. But the world would soon come to know Dick Riddle through record albums by his folk group Three Young Men, later renamed, Three Young Men From Montana. In the early 1960s, the group recorded albums for “Columbia Records, appeared on the Johnny Carson Show nine times and became a regular act on the musical variety television show Hootenanny,” according to press releases at the time.
Harmon’s Histories: Memorial Day long a revered observance in Missoula
Harmon’s Histories: Memorial Day long a revered observance in Missoula
Harmon’s Histories: Memorial Day long a revered observance in Missoula
The Missoula courthouse clock tolled 10 o’clock. It was Memorial Day, one hundred years ago, May 30, 1924. Parade Marshal Will Cave, the city’s unofficial historian in those early days, positioned himself across the river on the city’s south side to lead the parade over the Higgins Avenue Bridge, northward toward the courthouse.
Harmon’s Histories: 1924’s top tunes are toe-tappers a century later
Harmon’s Histories: 1924’s top tunes are toe-tappers a century later
Harmon’s Histories: 1924’s top tunes are toe-tappers a century later
The hits of 1924 surely had staying power, songs like "Rhapsody in Blue," "It Had to Be You," "California Here I Come" and "Somebody Stole My Gal." Many of us also remember our parents and grandparents reminiscing about famous composers, singers and orchestras of 100 years ago: Gershwin, Jolson, Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians, and the Paul Whiteman Orchestra.

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