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AM BREAKAWAY BY WKNR-FM . . . AUGUST 1, 1970

July 9th, 2015

Motor City Radio Flashbacks logoA MCRFB news brief: 1970

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEARBORN — WKNR-FM has separated from its AM operation and has instead gone into full time broadcasting, 22 hours a day, according to station manager, John Small. 

“Because we have been well received by both listeners and sponsors,” Small said, “we have taken the opportunity to become an entire separate entity.” Plans are being completed to began stereo operation within the next few weeks. The new format for the station encompasses all types of music, Small said.

The new lineup at the station includes Paul Grenier, 6-11 a.m., Gary Granger, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Jesse Crawford, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Dan Carlisle, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., and Mike Turner, 11 p.m.-4 a.m. END

(Information and news source: Billboard; August 1, 1970).

 

50TH: THE STONES ‘SATISFACTION’ ROCKS U.S.A., 1965!

July 8th, 2015

(The Rolling Stones performing on CBS’ The Ed Sullivan Show, Sunday, February 13, 1966)

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An MCRFB Note: It has been 50 years having passed when the Rolling Stones‘ “Satisfaction” first went to the top — No. 1 — on the Billboard singles chart here in the U.S.A., this week in July, 1965.

In his (July 4) Detroit Free Press entertainment column (‘ “Satisfaction” Marks 50-Year Triumph As Stones Hits Town’), Brian McCollum reviews how the group’s 50-year old anthem has significantly impacted a generation in reshaping, in having redefined the modern sound of “rock ‘n’ roll” around the globe, ever since.

“Satisfaction,” the band’s first international No. 1 hit, was recorded in May, 1965, during the Stones third North American (20-city) tour, April-May that year.

The Rolling Stone will take to the stage tonight, Wednesday July 8, 8:00 p.m., at Detroit’s Comerica Park. Welcome, once again Rolling Stones, to the Motor City!

THE ROLLING STONES, TODAY.

STILL ROCKIN’ SINCE 1962. THE ROLLING STONES ‘ZIPS’ COMERICA PARK IN DETROIT, TONIGHT!

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

July 8th, 2015

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NUMBER 1 IN AMERICA ’65 * The Rolling Stones * WEEK OF 6/04 – 7/31/65

FOURTEEN WEEKS on the singles chart, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones peaked this week at No. 01 (and for 4 weeks) on the Billboard Hot 100, weeks July 04 through July 31, 1965(source: Billboard).

 MCRFB Link: For the previous No. 1 record in the U.S.A. 1965 GO HERE.

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THIS WEEK IN AMERICA: ‘HOT 100′ BILLBOARD! 07/1965

July 7th, 2015

BILLBOARD HOT 100 JULY 10,1965 (MCRFB)

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BILLBOARD SONG NUMBER 08 IN U.S.A. * Jay & The Americans * 7/10/65
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 BILLBOARD SONG NUMBER 17 IN U.S.A. * Tom Jones * WEEK ENDING 7/10/65

 

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BILLBOARD SONG NUMBER 30 IN U.S.A. * The Kinks * WEEK ENDING 7/10/65

 

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BILLBOARD SONG NUMBER 34 IN U.S.A. * The 4 Seasons * WEEK ENDING 7/10/65

 

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BILLBOARD SONG NUMBER 41 IN U.S.A. * Lesley Gore * WEEK ENDING 7/10/65

 

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 BILLBOARD SONG NUMBER 56 IN U.S.A. * Gary Lewis & The Playboys * 7/10/65

 

BILLBOARD HOT 100 JULY 10, 1965 (MCRFB Header Cropped)BILLBOARD SONG NUMBER 60 IN U.S.A. * Dino, Desi & Billy * WEEK ENDING 7/10/65
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A MCRFB VIEWING TIP: To fully appreciate this Billboard Hot 100 July 10, 1965 chart feature click on image 2x and open to second window. Click image anytime to return to NORMAL image size.

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These were the records you bought. Many went on to become the most popular record hits you first heard played on your favorite AM Top 40 radio stations in Detroit, 1965.

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MOTOWN SNAPSHOT FLASHBACKS: RARE EARTH, 1970!

July 6th, 2015

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RARE EARTH (original 6 Motown band members) Gil Bridges; (saxophone, flute, lead vocals); Peter Hoorelbeke (drums, lead vocal); Kenny James (keyboards); John Persh (bass, trombone, vocals); Rod Richards (lead guitar, vocals); Eddie Guzman (percussion).

RARE EARTH 1969-1971 (the original six Motown band members) Gil Bridges (saxophone, flute, lead vocals); Eddie Guzman (percussions); Peter Hoorelbeke (drums, lead vocal); Kenny James (keyboards); John Persh (bass, trombone, vocals); Rod Richards (lead guitar, vocals).

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Rare Earth. Photograph filtered and specially enhanced for the Rare Earth 1970 album, 'ECOLOGY'.

A MOTOWN SNAPSHOT FLASHBACK: RARE EARTH. This group shot was artfully enhanced creating a ‘psychedelia’ poster-style effect, ‘late-’60s style. The photo made the spread on the back-side of the ECOLOGY album. The band’s second Motown LP, it was released in 1970 on Barry Gordy’s newest subsidiary record label at the time, Rare Earth.

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