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REMEMBER BUYING THESE? ‘DECCAGRAPHS’ PHONOS!

January 31st, 2018

A ‘DECCA DECCAGRAPH’ BILLBOARD AD PAGE RIP: February 24, 1968 (click on image 2x for largest view)


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REMEMBER THESE? COLUMBIA MASTERWORK PHONOS!

January 31st, 2018

A ‘COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS’ BILLBOARD AD PAGE RIP: February 3, 1968 (click on image 2x for largest view)


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ENTERTAINMENT ’63! WHEN RADIO DJ’S BECAME STARS

January 31st, 2018

DETROIT FREE PRESS Friday, August 9, 1963 (click on ad 2x for largest detailed view)


DETROIT FREE PRESS Friday, November 29, 1963 (click on ad 2x for largest detailed view)


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THIS WEEK 50 YEARS AGO: THE HOTTEST HIT IN THE USA!

January 30th, 2018


NUMBER 1 IN AMERICA ’68 * The Lemon Pipers * 01/28/68 – 02/03/1968


BILLBOARD HOT 100 TOP FIVE: WEEK-ENDING February 3, 1968

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NUMBER ONE FOR 1968!

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THIRTEEN WEEKS on the singles chart, “Green Tambourine” by The Lemon Pipers peaked this week at No. 01 (1 week) on the Billboard Hot 100, January 28 through February 03, 1968(Source: Billboard)

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IN MEMORY. 18 YEARS AGO. THE QUEEN REMEMBERED

January 30th, 2018




Sunday, January 30, 2000

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: ‘Martha Jean, ‘The Queen,’ Dies’ 

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Martha Jean (Press Photo) 1991



A ‘VOICE OF THE CITY’ IS REMEMBERED. IN MEMORIAM

January 30th, 2018

Detroit Free Press Friday February 4, 2000


Detroit Free Press Friday February 4, 2000


Detroit Free Press Saturday, February 5, 2000


Friday, February 4, 2000

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Saturday, February 5, 2000

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A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS

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Martha Jean (Press Photo) 1975



JANUARY 29, 2000. A QUEEN’S PASSING. REMEMBERED

January 29th, 2018

 


“A TRIBUTE TO THE QUEEN”

THE QUEEN REMEMBERED

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Eighteen years ago today. A voice was stilled.

Martha Jean. Beloved in memory by many, simply remembered as, “The Queen“.

She was heralded having been the voice of the city . . . whose daily broadcasts inspired “generations of radio listeners” in Detroit for nearly four decades.

 

Eighteen years ago today. We remember.

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More on the passing of Martha Jean Steinberg. Tomorrow. On Motor City Radio Flashbacks




Detroit Free Press Tuesday, February 1, 2000



 

‘QBH 1400: INSPIRATION TIME! A TOUCH OF THE QUEEN

January 29th, 2018

INSPIRATION TIME * “Reach Up And Touch Your Song” (w/James Cleveland) * WQBH

A TOUCH of THE QUEEN

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The Queen.

 

The Detroit radio ‘soul’ legend was known having devoted her air time speaking well of her fervent beliefs in spirituality, and that of her faith. To instruct, uplift, and encourage (as well as admonish) with a devotion to inspire her Detroit audience daily (“Inspiration Time”) while on the air at WJLB and on WQBH.

If this WQBH radio segment you may find all-too inspiring, this was what she did best.

The Queen, she loved nothing more than sharing a word of reason, advice, encouragement, and sharing a word of “love.” Void of the radio “entertainment” segues on her shows, reaching out to the city she loved became her platform — having touched many — for nearly four decades Martha Jean was on the radio in Detroit.

 

The Queen. Remembered




MOTOWN RECORDS MEMORIES: CHUCK JACKSON! ’68

January 29th, 2018

CHUCK JACKSON ARRIVES! MS-667 — The first of three albums Chuck Jackson recorded with Motown Records during his short three-year stay having signed with the label, 1968 through 1970. The LP was released in 1968. The album included the track, “(You Can’t Let The Boy Overpower) The Man In You,” which was released as a single by Motown Records (M-1118) that same year. (Source: WiKipedia and Discogs)


CHUCK JACKSON circa 1968


A BILLBOARD MOTOWN RECORDS AD PAGE RIP: February 10, 1968



DETROIT MOTOWN MONDAY RECORD FLASHBACK ’68!

January 29th, 2018


CHUCK JACKSON * 1968

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