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Ed Gifford, 90, is a 60-year member of the Electric City Chorus and co-founder of barbershop quartet

Rivisions Quartet singers from left to right: Chris Jensen, Ed Gifford, Walt Lane, and Jim Stearns, perform during an ECOS dinner at Van Curler Room in Elston Hall at Schenectady County Community College on Monday, April 7, 2014.
Rivisions Quartet singers from left to right: Chris Jensen, Ed Gifford, Walt Lane, and Jim Stearns, perform during an ECOS dinner at Van Curler Room in Elston Hall at Schenectady County Community College on Monday, April 7, 2014.
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Ed Gifford doesn’t need a radio. He’s always got a song on his lips. His repertoire likely numbers in the thousands: The 90-year-old Rotterdam resident has been singing for as long as he can remember. Gifford has a page-and-a-half of his old standbys written down on paper. His favorite, he said, is “Love’s Old Sweet Song.” A founding member of the barbershop quartet “Revisions,” he sings bass with the group, which makes appearances at local ...


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