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Sound Source Inc. Newsletter Vol. 5

In this Issue:

Notes from John



Rochester Events

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Hello Rochester!

Notes from John Castronova, Owner at Sound Source

Thanks to everyone returning to our newsletter, and welcome to everone who is reading this for the first time!

Fall is a huge time of year for live music! If it's fall festivals, Halloween shows, shool events, or just the regular Rochester concert scene, we've got you covered for all the music gear and PA equipment you need!

Speaking of seasons, the Holiday season is coming upon us quickly...did you know you can purchase our gift cards easily online?

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John Castronova

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Impress your friends with Music Trivia

What was the first song to be performed in outer space?


What band was the first to sell One Million records?


What famous music festival cost $24 for a ticket at the gate


What is the stage name of Pop musician Gordon Matthew Sumner?


Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and which other musician were all 27 years old when they died?


Which beatle was rumoured to have died and replaced by a double?


In 1957 which Rock and Roll Star was only filmed from the waist up because it was considered that his hip swinging was too suggestive?


How many songs from the beatles “Sgt peppers lonely hearts club band” were released as singles?


What 70’s British Rock Singer changed his name from Frederick Bulsara?


What 15 year old Rock-Icon-to-be was grounded for the whole summer after sneaking out to her first concert to see David Bowie?


What studio did the beatles use to record 191 songs?



Video Tutorials!

NEW for Sound Source customers!

Rented some gear but have questions about setup? is here to help!

Check out our new VIDEOS page. We will be uploading live tutorials for gear and setup. Fun AND informative!

Music Events in Rochester!

Rockin’ Rods ‘N Rochester
Sunday, August 14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Walnut Blvd, Downtown Rochester
For more information, call 248.375.5096.

Art & Apples Festival
September 9-11, 4:00 – 7:30 pm, 9:00 am – 7:30 pm, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rochester Municipal Park
For more information, call 248.651.4110 or click here.

Farm to Table Dinner
Sunday, September 18, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Walnut Blvd, between Second & Third St.
Click here to purchase tickets.

Fieldstone Winery Grape Crush Festival
Sunday, October 2, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Fieldstone Winery Production Facility, 388 South Street, Rochester
For more information click here.

September 22-24
Rochester Mills Beer Co.
For more information, call 248.650.5080 or click here.

Rochester Posed
Thursday, October 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Downtown Rochester

Making Strides of Oakland County
Saturday, October 22, Registration – 8:00 am Walk –  9:00 am
Rochester Municipal Park
For more information, click here.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat & Costume Parade
Saturday, October 22, 3:30 – 5:00 pm followed by costume parade
Downtown Rochester

The 6th Annual Scare Away Hunger 5K Run/Walk
October 23, 2016, Race begins at 3:00 (Check-in begins at 2:00)
Rochester College/Lake Norcentra Park/Clinton River Trail
For more information, click here.

Trick-or-Treat at the Farmers’ Market
Saturday, October 29. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
E. Third & Water, Downtown Rochester

Holiday Expo
Monday, November 14, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Royal Park Hotel

Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees
Rochester Community House
November 18-20

November 21, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Downtown Rochester

The Big, Bright Light Show
November 21 – January 1, 2017, Nightly, 5:00 pm – Midnight

Small Business Saturday
November 26

Kris Kringle Market
December 2 & 3
W. Fourth & Main, Downtown Rochester

Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade
December 4

Fire & Ice Festival
January 20-22, 2017
Downtown Rochester


Music Trivia
The only guy in ZZ Top who doesn’t have a beard is Frank Beard.
  • None of Elvis’s films got nominated for Oscar, but he did win three Grammy Awards – for his gospel recordings.
  • John Lennon wrote Good morning, good morning after hearing a Corn Flakes commercial.
  • Marilyn Monroe got a white poodle named Mafia from Frank Sinatra.
  • The airplane that Buddy Holly died in was called American Pie. Don McLean wrote a song with the same name about the accident.
  • Duran Duran was named after a mad scientist from the Jane Fonda movie Barbarella.
  • The first CD that was pressed in the U.S. was Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA.
  • Before composing Beethoven dipped his head in cold water.
  • Like humans, birds can learn music while they are still in the egg stage.
  • Mozart was five years old when he wrote his first piece.


Interested in Lessons?

Get a new instrument & learn how to play it! Sound Source shares the building with the Rochester Academy of Music & Arts, offering private music lessons for voice, guitar, drums, piano, violin, & more. You can request info at


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