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GORDY’S MOTOWN RECORDS, IS BIG, REALLY BIG: ’65

January 15th, 2018

Six Years After Its Founding, Berry Gordy’s Motown Records Puts Detroit Musically On The Global Map

A ’60s Detroit Music Moment Revisited: 1965

 

 



DETROIT (March 21, 1965) — Eight doors off the first floor hallway at 2652 West Grand Boulevard and when they are closed, the tiny passageway grows eerie. You are alone there, but with a distant sound of music — a music that is part blues, part gospel and a lot of rhythm.

It takes a keen perception to open the right door to the music. (CONTINUES — please read the complete article below) . . . .

— DETROIT FREE PRESS


DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, March 21, 1965


DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, March 21, 1965


DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, March 21, 1965


DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, March 21, 1965


MOTOWN RECORDS 1959 – 1965

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Motor City Radio Flashbacks is re-posting this article today, in commemoration of Berry Gordy’s Motown Records’ founding, 59 years ago, January 1959.

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This article was previously published on the website, April 17, 2017.


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DETROIT MAGAZINE Detroit Free Press, Sunday, March 21, 1965



 

DINAH WASHINGTON DIES IN DETROIT; THIS WEEK, ’63

December 17th, 2017

JAZZ CLUB LEGEND FOUND UNRESPONSIVE AT HER DETROIT HOME; DEAD AT 37

 

 

 




 

DETROIT — (Sunday, December 15) — In the jazz clubs they say that Dinah Washington merely stepped out of a hand-clapping church choir, dropped by the Brill Building to pick up some lyrics and began to wail.

The regulars in the Jazz clubs were wailing on Saturday.

Dinah — whom they considered the greatest blues singer since Bessie Smith — is dead at 37. (CONTINUES — please read the complete article below) . . . .

— DETROIT FREE PRESS



DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, December 15, 1963 (click on newsprint 2x for largest detailed read)



DETROIT FREE PRESS Monday, December 16, 1963 (click on image 2x for largest detailed read)


A MCRFB Note: Click HERE to view the very house where Dinah Washington lived at 4002 Buena Vista St., in Detroit, when the blues legend unexpectedly passed away on December 14, 1963.


Also: Click HERE to view the location of the Thompson Funeral Home, today, the funeral parlor where Dinah Washington was viewed by Detroiters, 1963. Location address, 7643 Dexter Avenue, Detroit.


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A 1960S MOTOR CITY MUSIC FEATURE RECALLED: 1966!

September 27th, 2017

From the MCRFB NEWS archive: 1966

‘Respect” Makes A Hit For Ann Arbor Quartet

 

 

 



FROM THE BACK-PAGES OF THE DETROIT FREE PRESS

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1966

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Put together an Otis Redding Tune, “Respect,” and four talented guys from Ann Arbor called The Rationals and you’ve got a big hit record. (CONTINUES — please read the complete article below) . . . .

— DETROIT FREE PRESS



DETROIT FREE PRESS Friday, September 9, 1966


THE RATIONALS 1966


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A 1960S MOTOR CITY MUSIC FEATURE RECALLED: 1967!

September 27th, 2017

From the MCRFB NEWS archive: 1967

The ‘Rationals’: One of Detroit’s Real ‘In’ Group

 

 

 



FROM THE BACK-PAGES OF THE DETROIT FREE PRESS

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FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1967

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Who does Mitch Ryder demands to back him up when he does a special appearance in Detroit with out his band? Who stole the show at the ALSAC benefit last fall? (CONTINUES — please read the complete article below) . . . .

— DETROIT FREE PRESS



DETROIT FREE PRESS Friday, July 21, 1967


THE RATIONALS w/Jeep Holland 1967


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A 1960S MOTOR CITY MUSIC FEATURE RECALLED: 1963!

June 26th, 2017

From the MCRFB NEWS archive: 1963

When Detroiters Read About the ‘Beatles’ the Very First Time

 

 

 



FROM THE BACK-PAGES OF THE DETROIT FREE PRESS

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1963

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LONDON — AP — Police admitted Monday that Beatlemania — one of the wildest teenage phenomena yet — just about has them beat. (CONTINUES — please read the complete article below) . . . .

— DETROIT FREE PRESS


DETROIT FREE PRESS Tuesday, October 29, 1963


TWO ‘BEATLES’ GET A FAN’S ATTENTION (Associated Press; Monday, October 28, 1963)


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A 1960S MOTOR CITY MUSIC FEATURE RECALLED: 1965!

May 22nd, 2017

A ’60s Detroit Music Moment Revisited: 1965

ON TOUR WITH THE BEATLES: OUR BRENDA FILES HER REPORT

 

 

 

 


FROM THE BACK-PAGES OF THE DETROIT FREE PRESS

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1965

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“THE BEATLES NEVER calm down, never relax. The whole trip was like a crazy, wild vacation. Ringo planned all the menus and we ate green beans every night for two weeks!”

“In Portland the kids caught up with us. They were pushing and screaming. You feel like you’re going to be killed.” (CONTINUES — please read the complete article below) . . . .

— DETROIT FREE PRESS


DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, November 7, 1965


DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, November 7, 1965


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A 1960S MOTOR CITY MUSIC FEATURE RECALLED: 1965!

April 18th, 2017

A ’60s Detroit Music Moment Revisited: 1965

‘MOTOWN RECORDS, MAN, WHICH IS BIG, REALLY BIG’

 


FROM THE BACK-PAGES OF THE DETROIT FREE PRESS

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SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 1965

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EIGHT DOORS OPEN OFF THE first floor hallway at 2652 W. Grand Boulevard and when they are closed, the tiny passageway grows eerie. You are alone there, but with a distant sound of music — that is part blues, part gospel and a lot of rhythm. (CONTINUES — please read the complete article below) . . . .

— DETROIT FREE PRESS


DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, March 21, 1965

DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, March 21, 1965

DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, March 21, 1965

DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, March 21, 1965

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DETROIT MAGAZINE (Detroit Free Press) Sunday, March 21, 1965

A 1960S MOTOR CITY MUSIC FEATURE RECALLED: 1966!

February 12th, 2017

FROM THE BACK-PAGES OF THE DETROIT FREE PRESS

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1966


DETROIT FREE PRESS Friday, December 16, 1966


DETROIT FREE PRESS Friday, December 16, 1966


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1966


A 1960S MOTOR CITY MUSIC FEATURE RECALLED: 1967!

January 20th, 2017

motor-city-radio-flashbacks-logo-mcrfb-fb2A ’60s Detroit Music Moment Revisited: The Monkees in Detroit, 1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FROM THE BACK-PAGES OF THE DETROIT FREE PRESS

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1967

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DETROIT — Fog delayed the plane carrying Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, Davey Jones and Micky Dolenz to Detroit last Saturday. So the Monkees arrived only an hour before show time. They sped to the airport in a limousine. All this means there was time only for hello and goodbye and little time to chat. (CONTINUES — please read the complete article below) . . . .

— DETROIT FREE PRESS


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Detroit_Free_Press_Fri__Jan_20__1967_WKNR_Paul_Cannon_MonkeesDETROIT FREE PRESS Friday, January 20, 1967


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HEADLINE: 36-YEARS AGO. JOHN LENNON SHOT DEAD

December 9th, 2016

motor-city-radio-flashbacks-logo-mcrfb-fb2BEATLE JOHN LENNON SHOT TO DEATH

 

SUSPECT NABBED ON NEW YORK STREET

 

 


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FROM THE BACK-PAGES OF THE DETROIT FREE PRESS

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1980

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NEW YORK — Former Beatle John Lennon, who with the long-haired British rock group who catapulted to stardom in the 1960s, was shot to death late Monday outside his luxury apartment building on Manhattan’s upper west side, police said. (CONTINUES — please read the complete article below) . . . .

— DETROIT FREE PRESS


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WHAT DETROITERS READ THE MORNING AFTER JOHN LENNON DIED

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