From Civil War soldiers to suburbanites, this saloon has hosted them all

From the days of the Civil War, the various owners of this saloon have been welcoming visitors from near and far. Photo by Robert Brum

Nyack, New Rochelle, and the song about ‘Day the Music Died’

Fifty years ago, American Pie reached No. 1 on Billboard’s charts. Here’s some backstory on the making of a record that was born here in the Hudson Valley.