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Oh My god!!!! I was web surfing and somehow got onto this site, when looking for info on one of my favorite bands SRC! This is truly spiritual! I am an ex-Detroiter who hung out on this scene. It is like I've been transported...Sherman set the wayback machine and I've gone down memory lane, The Grande,(I remember once when my folks stopped me from attending a new years eve concert at the Grande by tearing up my "pre-paid" tickets!! I was crushed!). oh my God I remember going to The Eastown, The Tarter Field Concerts, The Fifth Estate office, Cobbs Corner Bar, The Wayne State U Hippy Community, Free John Sinclair Concerts, Ann Arbor, The UP, Jeep Holland, I could go on forever!!! This site is f***ing phenomenal!!! If anyone has any info on what Scott Richardson from the band is doing these days let me know. (I had the biggest crush on him and loved his ruffled shirts he wore while performing). And what is "Uncle Russ" Gibb doing these days? Also I am searching for the Rationals 45 version of "Respect". Or even more so, if anyone has a copy of the "Michigan Rock" album that was independently produced some 15-20 years ago I'd love to get a copy...that is a copy that is playable and not to scratched. Please email me with any info on anything I've requested in this email. P.S.. Also I just found out this very day that the singer HP is that mysterious guitar playing dude at Venice Beach, California!!! I'd seen him over the years since i'd moved to Los Angeles, but thanks to your site, I see he is a fellow Detroit Rock 'N Roll brother!! Peace, Love and All Power To The People!
Bev

Beverly

bcmilner@rainbow-media.com
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 18:50:59 (PDT)


Those from the Birmingham Area who were in school in the early 70's, check out our cool new website at http://mywebpages.comcast.net/birminghamfriends/
especially check the memories section!

Bubba Martin

martin1186@comcast.net
mobile, al USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 20:09:46 (PDT)


Great site! Looking for any information you might have on Doug Fieger's first band, Sky! Albums, singles, CD reissues, etc. Thanks!

Gary

gortleib@comcast.com
Warren, MI USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 11:50:53 (PDT)


This site is great. Thanks so much for all the time you must have spent on it!

Chuck Tamasiunas

chucktam54@aol.com
Detroit, MI USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 18:13:16 (PDT)


Hello out there in memory land. I'm looking for folks from the GarWood mansion. (The house band was called Stonefront) So many great parties there after concerts at the Eastown. I have recently run into someone who visited often, I'm hoping to find some of the many residents. I'm the redhead who got the pipe organ up and running (and had too much fun with too many of the boys!) Cindy Olds - Margie - Gloria Blondie - Larry Merriman and brother Gary - Fergie - Rona - too many others to mention but if you know the wherabouts of any please send me a note

Ruth Hoffman

rhoffman@cats.ucsc.edu
Santa Cruz, Ca USA - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 17:39:51 (PDT)


Anyone that could help with scans of Eastown Theater memoribilia for a show on March 19, 1971. Please email me. Rock on!!!

Paul Nyman

pansjn@msn.com
Grand Rapids, MI USA - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 18:58:11 (PDT)


Hey Mike! Great site you got going here! I can see I'll be here for many more "surfs". Keep up the great work man! Great meeting you today! peace! Dano (Bluz Tattooz, Waterford)

Dan Collins

BluzTattooz@msn.com
Waterford, Mi USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 18:56:26 (PDT)


a most excellent site, I come here often and revel in the memories.....

I can add one minor nugget of detail, The Novemeber 28/29, 1969 Jethro Tull concerts at the Grande Riviera, were opened by Chicago Transit Authority, and Heads, Hands and Feet (featuring a young Albert Lee!). I have no documentation, but my closest friend attended the show, with his older brother, and it started a long infatuation with Tull for us. I remember it as if I was there!!!

Thom Roberts

Thom Roberts

thomroberts@lsdus.com
nashville , TN USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 09:00:07 (PDT)


What can I say, just the mere mention of Savoy Brown, Goose Lake< Pun Plamandon, white panther party, the up,SRC , Eastown, and all the rest , makes me want to live forever.
Whoever put this whole trip together is a genious , Help save our culture.. I was aEastern Guy who left Cambridge just at the rright time to experience Detroit and Michigan in the best of times. I hear Kid Rock understands where his roots are good for him as we said then and still say now "far Out" POWER TO THE PEOPLE.

paul puma

flshbck67@aol.com
Dix Hills, , NY USA - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 11:04:09 (PDT)


Congratulations on the progress that MCMA has made over the last year! Having frequented The Grande, Eastown, Palladium, et al from '67-'71, I love this website!
To actually find the date that I witnessed Eric Clapton jamming with Mick Taylor in John Mayall's band on Oct. 12, 1968 @ The Grande is amazing. I'm also glad to see mention of The Grande Riviera
at which I witnessed King Crimson, The Kinks, Jefferson Airplane, etc. is great. Let's hope that further updates will occur with The Eastown info. Keep up the great work!

Michael Bolan

mwbolan@home.com
Trenton, MI USA - Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 12:02:00 (PDT)


Great site, being a former bass player of Bad Luck and Trouble
The Lepoards and The Motor City Shakers,there are about 20 bands
and members I"ll add in the future.
Thanks again.

Tim Milne

mailto:miami%20slim%20sewterrific@earthlink.net
livonia, mi USA - Friday, October 19, 2001 at 17:56:42 (PDT)


Some of the best shows and best times I have ever had.

Kevin P. McKeon

KPMcKeon@aol.com
Worcester, MA USA - Saturday, September 29, 2001 at 15:28:44 (PDT)


Excellent job on the Gary Grimshaw Gallery. Great collection of some of the best Poster Art to come out of Detroit. Very rare posters that tell the history of what was going down in the Motor City. Everyone who visits this site should check it out. Just wanted to mention to you you've done a great job on this website. When I think I've explored everything here you always come up with something new and cool. Keep it up!! Excellent site.

Leonard Beste

lenbeste@home.com
Clinton Twp, MI USA - Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 22:02:41 (PDT)


i haveint radad the book

cat

commerdotcomm
commecer, tx USA - Monday, September 10, 2001 at 12:51:48 (PDT)


Played in a band called Triton. Claim to fame was playing in the same bar frequented by "Dog in Heat". Remember that the guitar player fell off the stage.

Martin


Dallas, TX USA - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 19:53:25 (PDT)


The Lansing "Hullabaloo Club" was located on W. Jolly Rd. It was "Nationals" grocery store prior. It is now a strip club. We saw the Amboy Dukes, MC5 and a later version of the Spencer Davis Group, probably around 1970?

mike skory

mike@skory.ws
lansing, mi USA - Monday, August 27, 2001 at 19:26:53 (PDT)


By chance does anyone remember a place in Grand Rapids called the PALACE?

Eddie


Palm Bch. Gardens, Fl. USA - Monday, August 20, 2001 at 13:06:45 (PDT)


Excellent! From a former Detroit area rock concert prooter.

Mark Kukla

remarkkukla@aol.com
Dallas, TX USA - Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 12:59:05 (PDT)


As a member of the group, "The Ruins" many memories have come back as I looked at this site.
We were fortunate to have played on the same stage with SRC,Brownsville Station, Bob Segar, Third Power,Shy Guys and Tea Garden and Van Winkle....Jammed with the Satellites and really miss Frank the drummer ( who passed away recently). Still have my 1967 Vox Super Beatle amp.
What a great time to have played and just watched the energy of the music.

Dennis Girard

mag2000@juno.com
Lincoln Park, mi USA - Monday, August 06, 2001 at 04:53:41 (PDT)


I remember hitchiking from Kalamazoo to see shows at the Eastown in '70". I saw Cactus two nights in a row {hitched 2 days in a row}. On the scond night hitching back at 2:30 am I was picked up by Dan Watson, then keyboardist for Bob Seager who I had just seen with Catus. Also went to same high school with him couple years prior.
That Eastown was a drug market though, just like Goose Lake minus the Uhaul trucks,

E. Dodge

rickrath1@home.com
Denver, Co USA - Monday, August 06, 2001 at 04:15:38 (PDT)


I'm one of the true old timers from the Grande. I was there for the very first show. I think there was a grand total of 20 on that first night. I was lucky enough to know Jerry Younkins who ran the light show and would let me help him. I lived right next door to Dave and John Sinclair. On the corner was a place called the artist workshop where the MC5 practiced. Those were the days! Thanks for helping me to remember wonderful memories of my youth.

Diane L Kretsch

dkretsch1@excite.com USA - Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 10:29:21 (PDT)


Amazing Site! Can't begin to talk about the memories especially the early Eastown shows.
Just Great!

Ray Maybe

raymaybe@dryheavesonline.com
Windsor, On Canada - Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 15:22:19 (PDT)


Only discovered this site 2day as I was looking for the closest White Castle joint to Maine. Grew up on the Eastside and wonder whatever happened to The Motor City Mutants, who played at Lilly's in Hamtown, with the song, "Mr Clemma, he knew the Pope". I still pogo to it 2 this day...

sheedoshi

sheedoshi@hotmail.com
Bath, ME USA - Friday, July 27, 2001 at 21:44:02 (PDT)


Anyone remember the Blue Blazer and Green Blazer in Caro and Bad Axe?

ed

, fl USA - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 13:46:52 (PDT)


What a great site!Anyone know what Ted Hale or Ted lucas is doing? Will add more later,Keep rockin.

Dan

, co USA - Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 18:25:36 (PDT)


keep it up!!!!! submitted some venue info to you on email tonight; please keep in touch.

jim thompson

radiotaboo@hotmail.com
rochester, mi USA - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 20:02:29 (PDT)


yeeeowww!!!!!!! it was like trippin again. the grande was absolutely magical, the music was monumental. the crowd, truly were brothers and sisters. i was lucky to have worked there passing out those beautiful little gems of artwork to the northern suburbs. i still have many extra postcards for sale or to trade email me. my favorite grande memory was the night that mayall played and cream was at the olympia. clapton came and sat in for a bluesbreakers reunion. talk about a rare and memorable night. love to hear from any old friends,peace to you all charles

Charles Green

props4you@earthlink.net
royal oak, mi USA - Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 19:05:56 (PDT)


Hi...great site!

I was rhythm guitarist for the Stuart Avery Assemblage. We played with The Yardbirds, Ten Years After and others at the Grande in '68 and thereabouts. The memories are incredible!

Anyway, I still play guitar -- blues, mostly in the style of Clapton when he was with Mayall's Blues Breakers, spiced up with a little early Jeff Beck. Just in case anyone's interested in a jam.

Dave Harrison

daveloh2@yahoo.com USA - Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 12:24:48 (PDT)


What a great site.I am 36 yrs old,have an MC5 tattoo and have actually met and shook the hand of Iggy Pop(down here in rockford,91!!)this site really gave me a great feel forwhat it musta been like!KOTJ!!!!God bless the Ashetons.

chris"BUZZSAW"gaffney


rockford.., il USA - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 00:30:36 (PDT)


There was a band I believe out of the Flint, Saginaw area, ZOOKIE and THE POTENTATES. Anyone have any info on them?

LM

lmowatt@bellsouth.com
Palm Bch.Gardens, Fla USA - Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 23:50:12 (PDT)


I am the former drummer for THE MIXED GENERATION, my brother Mark Johnson was the lead vocalist.

Gordon Johnson

jhnsn12345@.aol.com
Detroit, Mi USA - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 17:39:13 (PDT)


I grew up In Dearborn Heights until leaving for Las Vegas in 1987, but my heart & soul is still Detroit Rock & Roll and there wasn't anything like it before or since!! Thanks for this web site.

Neil Dickinson

extripod@aol.com
Henderson, NV USA - Monday, June 25, 2001 at 08:35:20 (PDT)


I used to go to raves at the East Town Theatre a few years ago until it was shut down again. I've managed to sneak past secuirity and I've gotten into all the restricted areas of the building. I managed to get an old greek film on a small reel from the building. Its incredible how many great bands played there in the 70s. In the mid to late 90s many talented/famous electronic musicians and djs performed there at raves. The building has been very neglected and is falling apart badly, but its still a beautiful venue. I hope someone starts throwing parties there again some day.

Jeff

Krhn1@yahoo.com
DETROIT! (troy actually heh), mi USA - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 22:31:09 (PDT)


DEAR MUSICIANS & MUSIC LOVERS ALL OVER THE WORLD,
CAN ANYBODY HELP ME TO FIUND THE BAND MEMBERS OF A GROUP CALLED
"JUNGLE" THAT HAS MADE A FANTASTIC & ONE OF A KIND RECORD IN
1969 ON THE "JUNGLE MUSIC CORP" LABEL???
SONGS INCLUDED: SLAVE SHIP, HOUSE OF ROOMS & MORE.
I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY IF ANYONE OUT THERE COULD HELP ME.

THANK YOU ALL & KEEP ON ROCKIN'
MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ
(WORLD IN SOUND RECORDS)
GERMANY
mirosound@hotmail.com

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ

mirosound@hotmail.com GERMANY - Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 12:13:11 (PDT)


"THE MAXX"
THANK YOU FOR THIS GREAT SITE, IT IS ONE OF THE BEST I'VE EVER SEEN.
CAN ANYBODY HELP ME TO FIND MEMBERS OF A BAND FROM LANSING
CALLED "THE MAXX" WHO HAS A SINGLE OUT ON THE NEW YORKER
"MAINSTREAM" LABEL IN 1969 TITLE: 200 YEARS?
WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR BANDS FROM THAT TIME 1968-1976.
DID YOU EVER WAS IN A PSYCHEDELIC, ROCK , BLUES & UNDERGROUND BAND WAY BACK THEN & HAVE ANY SURVIVING RECORDINGS OR REHEARSEAL OR LIVE TAPES??
SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US AND LET'S TALK ABOUT A RELEASE ON OUR WORLD IN SOUND LABEL BASED IN GERMANY.
MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ
(WORLD IN SOUND RECORDS)
mirosound@hotmail.com
WEB PAGE: www.worldinsound.com

THANK YOU & KEEP ON ROCKIN'

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ

mirosound@hotmail.com
KARLSRUHE GERMANY - Friday, June 15, 2001 at 19:42:14 (PDT)


dennis pinkston sent me, and michell(sp)

Gary K. Buzzarte'

ElBuzzard@aol.com
El Segundo, USA - Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 20:12:59 (PDT)


I am a native of the detroit area (Wyandotte) and was looking for some info on the Fridgid Pink.
I own a music camp ground in kentucky now, and would love to find a copy of house of the rising sun. I remember seeing the amboy dukes play on the street in down town Wyandotte, for the grand opening of the branch clothing store.
Shit like that just doesnt happen anymore. if any one has any info on the pink email me at patoker@mrtc.com peace

John Hamilton

patoker@mrtc.com
relief, ky USA - Monday, June 04, 2001 at 05:40:55 (PDT)


Great site bringing back alot of memories.Does anybody remember Joey Pullin? I'm trying to contact him. Thanks

Bruce Alpert

BruceAlpert@WebTv USA - Monday, May 28, 2001 at 06:46:53 (PDT)


Ran into Foghat at the House of Blues in Hollywood and reminded them of the old Savoy Brown days when they used to play the Grande, Roger Earl, the drummer, just about fell on the floor laughing when I mentioned the good ol' Grande.
Remember the Savoy Brown album they dedicated to "all our frinds in Detroit for our good times partying in your town..."

art razz

ted_lindsay@hotmail.com
el ay USA - Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 17:40:06 (PDT)


what can I say about the Grande and the Eastown,etc....
if you can remember, you werent there. BUT! I do recall an afternoon when we parked in the lot behind the Grande and were walking along the backside of the ballroom in the alleyway and passed a funeral type limosine and peered inside trying to see who could be so cool as to be sitting inside that cool car.Well, no sooner as we had passed the limo, when the guys we were wondering about climbed out of the hearse(limo).
It turned out to be Led Zeppelin. It was their first tour after the first album,1969 I think.
We walked up to the door and the security cop frisked us down and then Robert Plant stepped up to the door and the security cop begain to frisk him down...he says" were with the band" and the cop says "so what.." and proceeds to frisk all the band members down.
Saw one of the great shows of all time that night.

ted lindsay

ted_lindsay@hotmail.com
los angeles, ca. USA - Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 17:27:03 (PDT)


Really enjoyed the website! Jeff Alborell turned me on to this tribute to Detroit's garage bands. I played keyboards in the Mushrooms and the Heavy Metal Kids with Glenn Frey.
Jeff played with my brother Gary Burrows who founded the Four of Us of which glenn played rhythm guitar briefly. My brother gary and I left michigan and moved to Los Angeles hoping to make it in the music business. On a interesting note my brother gary and I formed a group in Los Angeles and we needed a bass player. We knew Glenn Frey was living in North Hollywood and we went to his apartment where he lived with J.D. Souther to try to recuit Glenn into our group. He wasn't interested. J.D. Souther and him formed the group Longbranch Pennywhistle that had a regional hit in Western United States before he and Don Henley played with Linda Ronstadt as a sidemen. They left to form the Eagles.
The listing of venues and who played there filled in some
memory gaps like the Mushrooms playing at SilverBell ski lodge and the Southfield Music Festival in July.

steve burrows

sdburr@hotmail.com
birmingham, MI USA - Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 01:12:24 (PDT)


Man, what a surprise when I found this guestbook and all of the other related materials devoted to 60's Detroit rock. This stuff really brings it back for me. Then I was really surprise to see a query for the band Harvy Khek. Used to listen to them play in the Edward Hines park in Dearborn Heights. If I remember it right, my band Rigor Mortis, played a gig with them in a little coffee house located in the basement of a catholic church. Hopefully, everyone is doing well.
I wonder if anybody out there remembers Rigor Mortis who played from about '70-'71. Been looking for the past members of the group. I used to be the Bass player and lead singer with the stage name 'Ozzy Ozone' because we used to do a lot of Black Sabbath covers back then.
There was also another group called Medusa that had Tom Lucko and Steve Turczyn as members. So if any of you cool dudes and dudettes remember, please drop me a line at KronosOne@musician.net.

Charlie Hayes

KronosOne@musician.net
Conway, AR USA - Monday, May 14, 2001 at 11:02:38 (PDT)


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