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CAROLYN CRAWFORD: A ’64 MOTOWN STAR MEMORY

July 31st, 2017


CAROLYN CRAWFORD (age 13) won a 1963 talent contest staged by radio station WCHB in Detroit, the prize being a contract with the city’s biggest label, Motown Records. Her debut single, which she wrote,Forget About Me,” proved unsuccessful at the time (1963). But she had a minor US hit in 1964 (R&B; #39) with Smokey Robinson’sMy Smile Is Just A Frown (Turned Upside Down).” Her third release,When Someone’s Good To You,” flopped in the USA, but became a cult record among British soul fans. I’ll Come Running,” written by her as well, would be Carolyn Crawford’s last single she would record for the Detroit label. Crawford would depart from Motown Records sometime before the end of 1964. (Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin)


DETROIT FREE PRESS Wednesday, July 8, 1964. In this newspaper ad, Carolyn Crawford is denoted having been the named winner, previous year, of the WCHB Talent Contest in 1963.



DETROIT MOTOWN MONDAY RECORD FLASHBACK ’64!

July 31st, 2017


CAROLYN CRAWFORD * I’ll Come Running * MOTOWN * 1964

THE MAGIC BEHIND THE DETROIT MOTOWN SOUND! ’67

July 31st, 2017

“STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF LOVE” (INSTRUMENTAL) * Four Tops * 1967
The Funk Brothers(MCRFB)

ABC RADIO: ‘NEWS AROUND THE WORLD,’ 07/29/1967

July 29th, 2017

ABC RADIO NEWS * WXYZ (ABC affiliate) * SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1967

‘ABC NEWS AROUND THE WORLD’

Saturday, July 29, 1967

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It’s the top of the hour with ‘NEWS AROUND THE WORLD’ from ABC NEWS in New York. Opening with the hour’s top story is a report from ABC correspondent Don North, on the devastating fire which sparked explosions on the flight deck of the USS Forrestal, minutes before the carrier was to launch an air strike over North Vietnam. An undetermined loss of life had been reported. Twenty-nine planes were heavily damaged or destroyed in the blaze.

In this segment you will hear ABC NEWS reports from Saigon, Washington, and Miami Beach.

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ABC News anchored by Jim Harriott, New York. ‘News Around The World’ was broadcast on ABC radio affiliate WXYZ 1270 in Detroit.

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Audio source from the Gordon Skene Collection.

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For more historic audio references like the audio above, visit Gordon Skene’s fabulous website at http://pastdaily.com/ You can also find the Past Daily link in our blogroll on Motor City Radio Flashbacks.


ABC NEWS. ON THIS DAY. 50 YEARS AGO


THE CREW OF THE USS FORRESTAL extinguishes the remaining fires on the flight deck off the coast of Vietnam, 29 July 1967. In the foreground are the remains of an F-4B Phantom, behind which can be seen the burned hulk of a second Phantom. One hundred thirty-four crew died in this fire, the worst aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. (Click on image for largest view)



JULY ’67: WHEN DETROIT CANCELLED MONKEES’ SHOW

July 29th, 2017
National Guardsmen patrolling Detroit’s Grand River Avenue in front of the Olympia, Thursday, July 27, 1967

The National Guardsmen patrolling Detroit’s Grand River Avenue in front of the Olympia. Thursday, July 27, 1967 (click on image for largest  view)


 J U L Y    2 9 ,  1 9 6 7 :   T O D A Y  I N   M U S I C   H I S T O R Y

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Unused-Monkees-Detroit-Concert-Ticket-1967-Olympia (MCRFB)In Detroit, the Monkees scheduled concert at Olympia Stadium was immediately canceled days earlier due to widespread rioting, shootings, fires, and block-to-block looting — affecting local and federal mandated curfews imposed over the entire city through a four day period, week of July 23-27. Sponsored and scheduled by Dick Clark Productions and WKNR for Saturday, July 29, the concert would later be rescheduled for another date in August.

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Today In Pop Music History: July 29, 1967

MCRFB NOTE: Previously featured on Motor City Radio Flashbacks, July 29, 2014


THE DETROIT FREE PRESS Tuesday July 25, 1967 (click on image 2x for detailed PC view)


1967 DETROIT RIOT -- July 23-27, 1967

DETROIT ABLAZE. At the intersection of Linwood and Clairmount. Tuesday, July 25, 1967 (click on image for detailed view)


WKNR ANNOUNCEMENT — DETROIT MONKEES CONCERT POSTPONED
J. Michael Wilson * Wednesday, July 26, 1967

SPECIAL THANKS to Greg Innis for the WKNR J. Michael Wilson audio byte above.


THE DETROIT MONKEES CONCERT was rescheduled for Saturday, August 13, 1967 at Olympia. One year to the day after the Beatles performed there last, 1966.



HARWELL. THE VOICE OF SUMMER’S PAST REMEMBERED

July 28th, 2017

ERNIE HARWELL * 1967 – A City In Turmoil * ERNIE HARWELL’S AUDIO SCRAPBOOK

‘1967. A CITY IN TURMOIL’

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Ernie Harwell passed away on May 4, 2010. He was commonly known as “the voice of the Detroit Tigers” for over 40 years. He called his last Tiger game in Toronto, on September 29, 2002. In 1981, Harwell was awarded baseball’s most prestigious Ford C. Frick Award. He became only the fifth baseball broadcaster enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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THE VOICE of SUMMER REMEMBERED

(CD audio set availability, link: Ernie Harwell’s Audio Scrapbook 2009)




THE ESSENCE OF ‘SOUL’ 60S GENERATION: ’67 DEFINED!

July 28th, 2017


OTIS REDDING & CARLA THOMAS * 1967

— BILLBOARD: Peaked #26, June 24, 1967 —



THE ESSENCE OF ‘SOUL’ 60S GENERATION: ’67 DEFINED!

July 28th, 2017


JAMES & BOBBY PURIFY * 1967

— BILLBOARD: Peaked #25, May 27, 1967 —



THE ESSENCE OF ‘SOUL’ 60S GENERATION: ’67 DEFINED!

July 28th, 2017


BRENTON WOOD * 1967

— BILLBOARD: Peaked #34, June 24, 1967 —



07/27/67: LYNDON JOHNSON ADDRESSES THE NATION

July 27th, 2017

PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON * NBC RADIO NETWORK (WWJ) * JULY 27, 1967

THE PRESIDENT’S REMARKS on CIVIL DISORDERS

Thursday, July 27, 1967

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At 10:30 p.m., on the night of July 27, 1967, President Johnson addressed the nation on all major television and radio networks on civil disorders.

In his speech, Johnson announced he appointed a special presidential advisory commission (Thursday), to seek causes and cures for the country’s racial divide — moving forward — in light of recent civil disturbances, riots having taken place in Newark, Detroit, and in cities elsewhere around the country.

Also in his remarks, the President designated, Sunday, July 30, as a ‘National Day of Prayer.’ Johnson urged, “citizens in every town and city in the land to go to their churches — to pray for order and reconciliation among men.”

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Commentary by NBC News’ Richard Volariani, Washington. The President’s remarks was broadcast live on NBC radio affiliate WWJ 950 in Detroit.

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Audio source from the Gordon Skene Collection.

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For more historic audio references like the audio above, visit Gordon Skene’s fabulous website at http://pastdaily.com/ You can also find the Past Daily link in our blogroll on Motor City Radio Flashbacks.


NBC NEWS. ON THIS DAY. 50 YEARS AGO


PRESIDENT JOHNSON delivers his remarks on Detroit before the nation, Monday, July 24, 1967. Standing behind the President, Attorney General Ramsey Clark and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The President again would address the nation on civil disorders for a second time during the week, late Thursday evening, July 27, 1967. (click on image for largest view)



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