Motor City Radio Flashbacks

Memories From the Soundtrack of Your Life

6/71: THE HISTORY OF DETROIT RADIO PREMIERES! ‘DRQ

November 14th, 2017

THE  LANDMARK 1971 WDRQ-FM BROADCAST!


ART VUOLO * WDRQ-FM June 19-20, 1971 * HOUR 3 PT. 5

ART VUOLO * WDRQ-FM June 19-20, 1971 * HOUR 3 PT. 6

STOP! MISSED HOUR NUMBER TWO? GO HERE.


A special THANK YOU to Art Vuolo for donating his 1971 6 hour ‘THE HISTORY of DETROIT RADIO’ production now archived on Motor City Radio Flashbacks. The program premiered on WDRQ-FM 12 noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20. Originally conceived, created and produced by Art Vuolo, 1971.


DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, June 20, 1971



 

THIS WEEK IN AMERICA! BILLBOARD ‘HOT 100′: 11/1985

November 13th, 2017

BILLBOARD HOT 100 November 16, 1985


BILLBOARD HOT 100 TABULATED BY RECORDS RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY

BILLBOARD HOT 100 November 16, 1985


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These were the record singles you bought thirty-two years ago. Many went on to become the most popular radio airplays heard on FM-AM radio in Detroit, November 1985.



MOTOWN SUPER SUPREMES: 1 ALBUM, 3 NO. 1 HITS! ’64

November 13th, 2017

WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO released June 1964


WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO * COME SEE ABOUT ME * BABY LOVE

THE SUPREMES 1964


ABOUT THIS ALBUM

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Where Did Our Love Go is the second studio album by Motown singing group The Supremes, released in 1964. The album includes several of the group’s singles and B-sides from 1963 and 1964. Included are the group’s first Billboard Pop Singles number-one hits, Where Did Our Love Go“, “Baby Love, and Come See About Me, as well as their first Top 40 hit, When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes, and the singles A Breathtaking Guy and Run, Run, Run.

With the release of this album, The Supremes became the first act in Billboard magazine history to have three number-one hits from the same album.

It was also, at the time, the highest-ranking album by an all-female group. It remained in the #2 position for 4 consecutive weeks in January 1965, having been shut out of the top spot by the Beatles’ blockbuster Beatles ’65 album.

Of the 12 tracks featured from the album, two were written by Smokey Robinson. Eight songs, including the Supremes three number one singles, were written by (what would be) Motown’s greatest song-writing, hit making trio, Holland-Dozier-Holland.

Where Did Our Love Go remained on the Billboard album chart for an unprecedented 89 weeks. According to Motown data, the album ultimately sold over 3,000,000 copies. This album was also the first ever number one album on Billboard’s R&B album chart in January 1965. (Source: Wikipedia; All-Music)


THE SUPREMES 1964



DETROIT MOTOWN MONDAY RECORD FLASHBACK ’63!

November 13th, 2017


THE SUPREMES * 1963

 

THE MAGIC BEHIND THE DETROIT MOTOWN SOUND! ’65

November 13th, 2017

“BABY LOVE” (INSTRUMENTAL) * THE CHOKER CAMPBELL ORCHESTRA

THIS WEEK IN AMERICA! BILLBOARD ‘HOT 100′: 11/1984

November 10th, 2017

BILLBOARD HOT 100 November 10, 1984


BILLBOARD HOT 100 TABULATED BY RECORDS RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY

BILLBOARD HOT 100 November 10, 1984


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These were the record singles you bought thirty-three years ago. Many went on to become the most popular radio airplays heard on FM-AM radio in Detroit, November 1984.



 

DETROIT’S ‘ROCK ‘N’ EASY’ FM 100: THIS MONTH, 1978!

November 10th, 2017

WNIC-FM 100 November 1978


WNIC-FM 100 November 1978


WNIC-FM 100 November 1978

WNIC-FM 100 November 1978


WNIC 100


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A SPECIAL THANK YOU

In Memory of George Griggs

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



50TH! TALKIN’ ‘BOUT MY GENERATION: TOP HITS OF ’67!

November 10th, 2017


JEFFERSON AIRPLANE * 1967

50TH! TALKIN’ ‘BOUT MY GENERATION: TOP HITS OF ’67!

November 10th, 2017


 THE ROSE GARDEN * 1967

 

50TH! TALKIN’ ‘BOUT MY GENERATION: TOP HITS OF ’67!

November 10th, 2017


ARTHUR CONLEY * 1967


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