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BIG 8 CKLW MOTOR CITY BIG 30 HITS: THIS WEEK, 1967!

April 14th, 2017

CKLW RADIO 8 HIT PARADE April 11, 1967 (Click on image 2x for largest PC view)


CKLW RADIO 8 HIT PARADE April 11, 1967 (Click on image 2x for largest PC view)


RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Arthur Conley * CKLW (No. 01) 04/11/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Frank & Nancy Sinatra * CKLW (No. 02) 04/11/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Tommy James & The Shondells * CKLW (No. 03) 04/11/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Martha & The Vandellas * CKLW (No. 04) 04/11/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston * CKLW (No. 05) 04/11/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * The Wanted * CKLW (No. 06) 04/11/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * The Supremes * CKLW (No. 07) 04/11/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * The Five Americans * CKLW (No. 08) 04/11/67

BONUS! RADIO 8 * Southbound Freeway * (No. 23) * 04/11/67

BONUS! RADIO 8 * Sandy Posey * (No. 24) * 04/11/67

BONUS! RADIO 8 * Lou Rawls * (No. 25) * 04/11/67

BONUS! RADIO 8 * The Parade * (No. 28) * 04/11/67

BONUS! RADIO 8 * Simon & Garfunkel * (No. 29) * 04/11/67

CKLW TOP 30 HITS TABULATED BY LOCAL RETAIL SALES AND NATIONAL RADIO AIRPLAY

The CKLW TOP EIGHT HITS (1-8), with added bonus songs, were selected for your listening enjoyment here. The official CKLW 30 biggest hits, this week in Detroit, April 1967.


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CKLW RADIO 8 HIT PARADE April 11, 1967 (Click on image 2x for largest PC view)


BONUS! RADIO 8 * Tommy James & The Shondells * Future Hits * 04/11/67


CKLW RADIO 8

TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1967

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These were the records you bought. Many went on to become some of the most popular singles heard played on AM and FM STEREO radio, April of ’67, including stations WKNR, WXYZ, WCAR and WJBK, Detroit.


CKLW RADIO 8 HIT PARADE April 11, 1967 (Click on image 2x for largest PC view)



A SPECIAL THANK YOU

In memory of George Griggs

Above CKLW music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patty Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.


A CKLW-AM 800 DETROIT NEWSPAPER ’71 FLASHBACK!

March 18th, 2017







Sunday, October 10, 1971

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: “CKLW’s Rosalie — The Most Powerful Lady in Popdom”

(Above CKLW-related article courtesy freep.com newspapers archive. Copyright 2017; Newspapers.com).


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A DETROIT ‘CK R. SEYMOUR ’66 NEWSPAPER CLIPPING!

March 4th, 2017



Friday, December 23, 1966

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: CKLW: ‘Ex-DJ Robin Bemoans Radio Trend’ 

(Above CKLW related article is courtesy freep.com newspaper archive. Copyright 2017. Newspapers.com).


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CKLW ROCK AND ROLL REVISITED: THE BIG 8! 03/01/69

March 1st, 2017

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-01)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-02)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-03)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-04)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-05)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-06)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-07)


48-YEARS AGO THIS WEEK

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In conjunction with KHJ Boss Radio (Los Angeles), RKO General, and Drake-Chenault Enterprises, CKLW presented ‘The History Of Rock & Roll‘ this week in 1969. This seminal, historic rockumentary comprised of 48 hours of programming from start to finish. Covering the first and second generation of rock, the program traces the early roots of rock ‘n’ roll from its origins in the early ’50s, of its influence impacting the hits of the ’60s. For four days, CKLW aired the Bill Drake HRR program in 12-hour blocks — 12 noon to 12 midnight — beginning Sunday, February 28 through Wednesday, March 3, 1969.


BILL DRAKE. The producer, the voice behind the landmark rockumentary, ‘The History of Rock & Roll.’ 1969.


THE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL * TIME SWEEP (A.)
THE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL * TIME SWEEP (B.)

THE ORIGINAL CKLW SURVEY February 18, 1969


Motor City Radio Flashbacks presents today the first hour of ‘THE HISTORY of ROCK & ROLL’ as aired on CKLW 12 noon — 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 28, 1969.

 Original program concept conceived and created by Ron Jacobs, KHJ. Produced by Bill Drake and Gene Chenault.

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Above CKLW music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patty Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.


A CKLW-AM 800 DETROIT NEWSPAPER ’67 FLASHBACK!

February 12th, 2017


Sunday, August 13, 1967

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: CKLW-AM ‘Dave Shafer: An Ear for Big Hits’ 

(Above CKLW related article is courtesy freep.com newspaper archive. Copyright 2017. Newspapers.com).


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A 1974 ‘BIG 80’ HAPPY NEW YEAR CHART FROM CKLW!

January 1st, 2017
CKLW BIG 80 December 1974 (click on image 2x for largest view)

CKLW BIG 80 December 1974 (click on image 2x for largest view)

CKLW BIG 80 December 1974

CKLW BIG 80 December 1974 (click on image 2x for largest view)

CKLW BIG 80 December 1974

CKLW BIG 80 December 1974 (click on image 2x for largest view)


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A 1974 ‘HAPPY NEW YEAR’ SOUVENIR FROM THE BIG 8!


Above CKLW music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patty Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.

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CKLW-AM BACK ON THE RADIO: NEW YEAR’S EVE, ’73!

December 31st, 2016

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CKLW RECALLED ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS

CKLW-AM 800 * December 31, 1973 * SUPER MAX KINKLE
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CKLW IN REAL TIME! NEW YEAR’S EVE

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NEW YEAR’S COUNTDOWN! AS IT HAPPENED

11 P.M. TO 12 MIDNIGHT – DECEMBER 31, 1973


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BIG 8 CKLW MOTOR CITY BIG 30 HITS: THIS WEEK, 1967!

December 29th, 2016
CKLW BIG 30 HITS PREVIEWED December 26, 1967 (click on all images 2x for largest PC view)

CKLW BIG 30 HITS PREVIEWED December 26, 1967 (click on all images 2x for largest PC view)

CKLW BIG 30 HITS PREVIEWED December 26, 1967 (click on all images 2x for largest PC view)

CKLW BIG 30 HITS PREVIEWED December 26, 1967 (click on all images 2x for largest PC view)


CKLW BIG 30 HITS * Human Beinz * CKLW (No. 01) 12/26/67

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CKLW BIG 30 HITS * Joe Tex * CKLW (No. 02) 12/26/67

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CKLW BIG 30 HITS * John Fred & The Playboy Band * CKLW (No. 03) 12/26/67

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CKLW BIG 30 HITS * The Foundations * CKLW (No. 04) 12/26/67

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CKLW BIG 30 HITS * The Union Gap * CKLW (No. 05) 12/26/67

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CKLW BIG 30 HITS * The Beatles * CKLW (No. 06) 12/26/67

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CKLW BIG 30 HITS * The Impressions * CKLW (No. 07) 12/26/67

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CKLW BIG 30 HITS * Aretha Franklin * CKLW (No. 08) 12/26/67
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CKLW TOP 30 HITS TABULATED BY LOCAL RETAIL SALES AND NATIONAL RADIO AIRPLAY

MCRFB.COM has every song selection on this CKLW playlist archived in it’s music library. All CKLW TOP EIGHT HITS (1-8) titles were selected by the author for your listening enjoyment.


 CKLW BIG 30 HITS PREVIEWED December 26, 1967 (click on all images 2x for largest PC view)

CKLW BIG 30 HITS PREVIEWED December 26, 1967 (click on all images 2x for largest PC view)


CKLW BIG 30 HITS * The Marvelettes * CKLW (HIT PREVIEW) 12/26/67

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These were the records you bought. Many went on to become some of the most popular singles heard played on AM and FM STEREO radio, December of ’67, including stations WKNR, WXYZ, WCAR and WJBK, Detroit.

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Above CKLW Music Survey courtesy of Mrs. Patty Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.

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FOR YOU! A CHRISTMAS ’70 MEMORY FROM THE BIG 8!

December 24th, 2016
CKLW Seasons Greetings (MCRFB)CKLW Christmas (Jingle) * MERRY CHRISTMAS DARLING * The Carpenters * 12/1970

A CLASSIC CKLW HOLIDAY MEMORY

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU! To our friend, former WOMC 104.3 Detroit radio deejay John Freist, for adding the CKLW “Merry Christmas” jingle to this 1970 Christmas classic by The Carpenters.


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A ‘CK HOLIDAY CLASSIC: THE 12 DAZE OF CHRISTMAS!

December 20th, 2016
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CKLW New Year (Jingle) * THE 12 DAZE OF CHRISTMAS * Steve Irvings * (12/79)

 A SPECIAL THANK YOU! To our friend, former WOMC 104.3 Detroit radio deejay John Freist, for sharing this rare 1979 CKLW Christmas novelty classic with Motor City Radio Flashbacks.


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Motor City Radio Flashbacks

Memories From the Soundtrack of Your Life