Detroit, the home of cold rolled steel on the back of a flat
bed truck. I played drums in the band "PocketRocket", circa 69-70. We sucked,
but we meet a lot of cool people. My best memory is having Iggy puke on my
leather jacket at the Kramer theatre on Michigan ave. I miss the days of hanging
out at Kennedy Square and spare changing. MC5, Plain Brown Wrapper, SRC....lets
pay homage to the best damn rock and roll Amerika ever had. Hare Krishna and let
the revolution stay alive. Where are you John Sinclair, when we need
USA - Friday, May 11, 2001 at 11:23:34 (PDT)
Takes ya' back does it not??!! Love the site and reminising
about the days of Detroit rock in the 60's and 70's. Sky one of my favorite
local bands. And I will never forget the 1967 show at Southfield High of The Who
and the Dukes--amazing! And of course the opening of the Grande Rivera with same
plus Alice biting off the chicken head!! Thanks for the memories.
Idstein Germany - Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 03:17:08 (PDT)
KJ Knight here. John Coury is my best friend. John went on
from Sky and has had a very successful career. He palyed with Rod Stewart for
many years and also with Don Henley. John co-wrote with Don Henley the song "The
Last Worthless Evening" which was on Henley's album "End Of The Innocence" [
Which won a grammy ]. John also tours with the "Eagles". John is also an
accomplished classical pianist. John lives in California and is a highly
regarded musician in the loop of people in the Music industry. KJ
Alt Spgs, FL USA - Monday,
May 07, 2001 at 16:34:05 (PDT)
Hey! Anyone here remember the band SKY with Doug Fieger?
What happened to the rest of the band members like John Coury & Robby
Stawinski? They still in the music biz?? Email me if anyone has background info
on the boys!
Grand Rapids, MI USA
- Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 18:34:45 (PDT)
I'm a Windsor native, but live in Edmonton now. I had an
album from Jonathan Round, circa 1970. Someone stole it years ago and I've been
looking for another one ever since. Can you help me find one? Thanks,
Canada - Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 14:16:18 (PDT)
Tony - CDNOW (www.cdnow.com) has all three Frost albums on CD.
I have found their prices to be very reasonable. They also have alot of other
old Michigan music on CD (Stooges, MC5, etc.) They listed the Third Power album
on CD about 6 months ago. I ordered it but it has been on backorder ever since.
I'm still hopeful it will show up some day. It appears that the old Bob Seger
System albums are no longer available on CD. I did find a Bob Seger fan in
Wisconsin who burned me a copy of Mongrel (my favorite Seger disk)on his CD
burner. That was great music....
CO USA - Monday, April 16, 2001 at 17:55:41 (PDT)
Thank you for putting this web site togethter, I find it very
enjoyable going down memory lane. It is a little hard to remember were I was at
in the late 60's and early 70's.
I can not remember the exact dates,
but The Amboy Dukes played in Windsor in a club called The Intersection and Ted
put his guitar through the wall. It is mentioned on the back of one of his
Also I saw The Amboy Dukes play at Windsor Centinteal High
School, and Ted was putting down snow donuts in the parking lot with his limo.
The Stooges played Herman High school as did the Frost in 1970, and Alice Cooper
Walkerville high school.
Is there any place to get a copy of a Frost
album, I have an SRC one.
It would be nice if you had a page to the underground
stations, I remember the first time I listened to ABX; they had two turntables
going with the Beatles' "A day in the Life," only one turntable was a half
second later than the first. A page about Russ
Gibb would be great as well; have him put down some of his thoughts from the
windsor, on Canada - Saturday, April 07, 2001 at 07:29:58 (PDT)
Great site; I used to be an owner of the Firemill Village, It
was a great time in my life.
Boca Raton, fl USA -
Monday, April 02, 2001 at 10:31:37 (PDT)
ANYONE INTERESTED IN CHECKING OUT AN EXCELLENT DETROIT NATIVE
ARTIST DAVID LAABS, CURRENTLY PERFORMING IN THIS AREA, CHECK OUT THIS URL.
TOWNSHIP, MI USA - Friday, March, 23, 2001 at 03:19:15 (PDT)
looks like a fun site........good work.
new york, ny
USA - Tuesday, March, 20, 2001 at 13:54:38 (PDT)
Really nice site!!! The Eastown and especially the Grande
Ballroom info really brought back memories.
Warren, Mi. USA -
Saturday, March, 10, 2001 at 22:11:53 (PDT)
The blue acid i ate is not working. P.S. GREAT SITE!!!
Holeintheground, NJ USA - Saturday, March, 10, 2001 at
Great site! Now I know that I saw Seger at the Palladium on
January 30, 1971. The only thing missing is the set list for the show (something
to work on).
Oak, MI USA - Friday, March, 09, 2001 at 11:55:07 (PDT)
i am interested in late 50's early 60's groups
& revelons, starlighters, danny zella etc
Montreal, mo USA - Sunday, March, 04, 2001 at 09:08:00 (PDT)
Anybody know where I can find s song (MP3) by the Rockets
called "Fly Little Bird"? Incredible song....
USA - Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 21:22:01 (PDT)
What a knockout site! I was fortunate to have lived thru the
"Golden Age of Motor City Rock" in the 70s, and it it great to see this
background info on it available here. Definitely a labor of love, and is *most*
appreciated!! Keep up the good work!!
Viejo, CA USA - Monday, February 26, 2001 at 09:49:50 (PDT)
where can I buy some Rationals music?
traverse city, mi USA - Friday, February 23, 2001 at 08:26:03 (PDT)
My friend Den Preston directed me to this site. I was the bass
player for Plain Brown Wrapper 1967-1973. I have many facts and details and
pictures that could be added to this listing.
Friday, February 23, 2001 at 06:03:54 (PDT)
GREAT SITE. THE OLDER GUYS AT WORK LOOK UP THE DATES AND
REMEMBER GREAT ROCK DAYS THAT PAST. PICTURES ARE COOL. TOO BAD THAT THERE ISN'T
MORE...IS THERE ANY INFOR ABOUT WHO PLAYED THE MICHIGAN PALACE? KEEP UP THE
WARREN, MI USA
- Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 09:54:32 (PDT)
Yeaha The ..American Band comes to town GRAND FUNK RAILROAD ,
Check Tickemasters or at Palace Auburn Hill more info
Cheers Roadkillers Of Scandinavia a part Of
The GRAND FUNK INTERNET FANCLUB. Cyberfunkers !!:)
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD IN DETROIT March 2001
& SWEDEN, MI USA & SWEDEN - Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 03:17:59
In fact that night @ the Grande was with Armada & Bill
Koggenhop (see Memories section). Hi Bill if you catch this.
Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 21:13:00 (PDT)
Great site! Grew up in Detroit (well Bloomfield) spent my
nights at the Pub, Palladium, Grande, Eastown, etc. Was wonderful to go through
the lsit of shows and remember certain nights and friends long gone. Even found
the night my buddys played the Grande (with me as roadie). Thanks
Knoxville, Tn USA - Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 20:48:55 (PDT)
GREAT SITE!I GREW UP IN DETROIT AND LIVED AND ROCKED THERE
UNTIL JAN 72.I WILL BE SENDING IN SOME CONCERT MEMORIES SOON!
DALLAS, TX USA - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 12:32:42 (PDT)
THE GOOD DOCTOR HAS THOSE VIDEO+AUDIO BOOTS OF MC5 WAYNE KRAMER
TED NUGENT STOOGES STREETWALKIN CHEETAHS SCOTT MORGAN HELLACOPTERS MITCH RYDER
etc +ALWAYS LOOKING TO TRADE especially for MORE!
Burbank, Illinois USA - Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 09:57:40 (PDT)
Great site. How do I get a copy of Michigan Nuggets and
Michigan Rocks? PBG from Fla. said he had those CDs.
USA - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 12:36:22 (PDT)
FAVORITE DETROIT BAR BANDS FROM THE 1970'S: JETT BLACK, HOLY
FAVORITE DETROIT "PUNK" BANDS: DENIZENS, RAMRODS,
FAVORITE DETROIT ROCK BANDS OF THE 1980'S: SEDUCE, VENDETTA, MOTOR CITY
MODESTO, ca USA - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at
I am looking to trade vintage 1960's
footage of Detroit area bands -- TV Appearances, Home Movies, silent footage,
anything. Also looking for a 1999 documentary called "Swingin Time Again", which
featured clips from Robin Seymour's great "Swingin Time" show. Have plenty to
trade......hope to hear from some of you!
CA USA -
Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 11:07:54 (PDT)
If you know how to contact Ron Stults, John Torok, Andy
Angelotti, Daryl Gore, Craig Webb, Ron Fuller former members of The Unrelated
Segments, please get in touch with me..and ,if you have any memorbilia about the
group, I'd love to see it..We had alot of fun around Detroit from '66-'69..see
Cicadelic.com offering 2 cd's, including our best,never-released song "Hey
Love"..co-song writer, lead guitar and organ-Rory Mack..firstname.lastname@example.org
Mi USA - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 14:10:07 (PDT)
I agree with Heather - that was the greatest Mitch Ryder band
ever! I saw them a few times at the Second Chance in Ann Arbor and they were
tight and rocked. Along with Sonic's Rendezvous Band they were the best live
Santa Monica, CA
USA - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 21:32:15 (PDT)
I WAS JUST READING THE GUESTBOOK AND WHAT BILLY CSERNITS FORGOT
TO TELL U ALL WAS WHAT A F**KING BAND IT WAS WHEN HE PLAYED WITH MITCH RYDER
...THE BEST BAND MITCH EVER PLAYED WITH IN MY BOOK...JUST HAD TO GIVE CREDIT
WHERE CREDIT IS DUE
USA - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 21:03:30 (PDT)
GREAT SITE...IM LOOKING FOR JERRY YOUNKINS IT ANYONE KNOWS
WHERE HE'S AT TELL HIM TO CONTACT ME
USA - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 20:38:29 (PDT)
In response to Ken's posting, Bitter Sweet Alley has a single
CD compilation of their three albums (re-mastered)available exclusively at
Harmony House. All proceeds go to St. Jude's Hospital.
USA - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 12:08:23 (PDT)
This is the GREATEST!!! website about DETROIT ROCK AND ROLL
ever created......who are you guys?? WOW!!!! Great Job......having had the good
fortune to grow up in Detroit during what I believe was the best period and
location for Rock Music in the History of all Rock and Roll....(it was not your
average local rock culture) Your website is a testament to that. Detroit in the
late 60's and early 70's made Seattle of the 90's look like the JOKE!! I was
there....15 years old...and every weekend hearing the likes of....The Stooges,
The MC5, SRC,Frost,The Jagged Edge, Amboy Dukes, and on and on.....and your site
brought it all back like I was there again......THANK YOU SO MUCH.....Later, I
grew up and played for 13 years with the greatest Detroit Legend of all..Mitch
Ryder. I am now managing a group that I feel embodies the Heart of Detroit
rock....and takes it into the year 2000 and beyond..... I had left music for 9
years, before coming to know this group, and it was like the hand of fate
touched me, for I beleive they will put Detroit back on the map for what it is
known for.......and that is ROCK AND ROLL...and NOTHIN' ELSE but ROCK AND ROLL!
They are called "GODS MADE LOVE"....I promise..this will not be the last time
you read this name.....thanks again, for all the memories...Billy Csernits
Oak, MI USA - Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 11:30:54 (PDT)
Hey all...great site again..check out my interview in the jan
2001 issue of the lance monthly by going to www.lancerecords.com
Weather's new cee dee will be out soon and we will be appearing with The Dick
Wagner Band (Yes..from the Frost) at the New Way Bar in Ferndale Feb 17th..go to
www.red-weather.com for details. Detroit rock lives on!!!
USA - Friday, January 05, 2001 at 04:19:24 (PDT)
USA - Thursday, January 04, 2001
at 11:57:31 (PDT)
Thank you for your great site! I was at a show every weekend,
usually both nights. My Mother would always show concern about me always going
out, I told her"This is History" I was only 16, but I'm so glad I knew! I went
on to work at FIREMILLVILLAGE another COOL place! JUST LOOKING BOOTERY,COSMIC
CIRCUS ect. I would love to find my co-worker MIKE GIBSON, he also worked the
Door at the Grande.
Susan Hudak email@example.com
USA - Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 20:40:14 (PDT)
Does anyone here have any material from Bitter Sweet Alley?
I've been looking for years for someone who has anything of theirs.They were
around Detroit in the 80's. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
key west , fl
33040 - Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 18:41:33 (PDT)
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR.
USA - Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 20:36:26 (PDT)
Decided to leave my e-mail address after all.
email@example.com That's Me on Nov. 16 '00
Aimee Wood firstname.lastname@example.org
Pointe, MI USA - Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 19:49:24 (PDT)
Woops that other email address won't do!
Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 10:17:35 (PDT)
Wow, great site, very glad you put this historical oracle up.
No I was never a lyricist, played guitar with Billy C and the Sunshine Band and
Charles Musselwhite. I am trying to find an old drummer friend from these days
of old, Jim Craig. He was a fantastic jazz drummer, got into rock and played
with 3rd Power. Anyone know the whereabouts of Boot (Butch) Hamilton? Phil
Jumisco? Dave Griffith? All leads welcome. Thanks.
Larry Welker email@example.com
Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 10:15:40 (PDT)
This the very best Detroit Rock&Roll website I've everseen!
I truly commend you!! Being a part of it, I'm so thankful that somebody takes
the time to document the incredable scene that was there. We're so lucky to
MI USA - Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 21:02:56 (PDT)
Trying some mc5 vhs concert tapes can anyone help me
December 17, 2000 at 07:59:44 (PDT)
No profanity or personal attacks of postees allowed!!!
Friday, December 15, 2000 at 07:00:46 (PDT)
Hey all you Motor City music fans, I found a guy on the web who
has a GOOSE LAKE POP FESTIVAL video for sale! I ordered one last week and
haven't seen it yet, but I'm hoping for good things. He says it has the Stooges,
Mountain, Ten Years after, etc. on it. The price he charges is $15.00. Here's
the web address (look under Goose Lake):
http://starckesite.homepage.com/update.htm His name is Marc Starke and his
e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyway I've been looking for some Goose
Lake videos for a couple years now, thought other people might be interested.
Those were great times, great music, great days. Great web site. -ed
Denver, Co - Tuesday, December 05, 2000 at 17:20:16 (PST)
I think this is a pretty cool site! Jerry Patlow (who booked
some of the concerts listed) called me and told me some of my old posters were
up at a site so I thought I'd check it out. Niiiice surprise.....such a quality
site! To see some of those band names again brought back memories. Thank you for
doing it and let me know if I can help you out with some more visuals. Dennis
Dennis Preston, Concert Poster
Lansing, MI USA - Friday, December 01, 2000 at 14:43:33
No Mark farner huh? Kinda like the beatles with no John Lennon,
it just dont work for me...
Ray Bercaw <email@example.com>
mi - Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 04:39:42 (PST)
If Mark Farner isn't in this latest edition of Grand
Funk...then in all honesty, it's not really Grand Funk but a cover band. How
- Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 01:03:37 (PST)
NEW TOUR INFORMATION! Grand Funk is proud to announce a
2000-2002 tour that will kick off with a date in West Palm Beach, Florida, on
December 2, 2000. They will headline "Holiday by the Shores" presented by 98.7
FM The Gator and Clear Channel Broadcasting. Tickets are on sale now through all
Ticketmaster locations! The Ticketmaster number locally here in Palm Beach
County is 561-966-3309. Founding members Don Brewer and Mel Schacher will be
joined by singer Max Carl (38 Special, Jack Mack and the Heart Attack, Max Carl
and the Big Dance), lead guitarist Bruce Kulick (12 years with KISS and credits
with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf, and Billy Squier), and at keyboards, Tim Cashion
(Bob Seger and Robert Palmer). Together, Brewer and Schacher have created a new
dynamic and multi-talented five-piece band that will not only carry on the
tradition of the Grand Funk hits, but also has the potential to create a brand
new chapter in the legacy of Grand Funk Railroad. Tickets To KickOff Show:
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ROADKILL, FUNKAFORNIA - Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 12:47:26 (PST)
Welcome To Visit Our Website Dedicated To The Greatest Band All
Times : GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
ROADKILLERS OF SWEDEN <email@example.com>
Stockholm, SWEDEN - Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 12:37:00 (PST)
Great site. It's nice to read and remember the best part of
life. The Grande was home. I remember seeing the Who, and someone must have put
some acid in my diet coke,(they didn't even have diet coke then), I was laying
on one of the benches that lined the outer ring of the dance floor lost in a
dream where there was a gigantic purple light bulb. I put my hand on the light
bulb and my skin stuck to the bulb. When I tried to pull away my skin started to
stretch, as the Who sang, " I can stretch for miles, and miles, and miles." I
too remember the bath tub at the midway point up the stairs, however I remember
Steve Findley, brother of the great Gibson Firebird guitar playing John Findley,
from the Lourds, laying in the bathtub. Remember the night the MC5 came on stage
and sat on card table chairs and stared at the audience with stoned faces while
a tape played of them thinking. I also remeber Stoney from the Jagged Edge
coming back to my apartment at the end of the night, (hello to Pig Man also),
and you could assemble a model airplane just by walking through the door. The
air was thick. I lived in the heart of the Hippie district on Prentis Street. I
had a dog named Douche Bag. We were pioneers. Remember the Artist's Workshop?
Great bands like the Back and Back Boo Funny Music Band, and the Pink Peach Mob
worked out. I really miss you Johnny Angelos. Does anyone remember "Free
Flick?", and the war that went on between Motorcycle Pat and Hulk? Donnie Dope,
if you're out there, it's time for another Cheerios festival. I know you freeks
are out there, drop me a line. Don. Nowayman63484011@aolcom
- Friday, November 17, 2000 at 22:06:53 (PST)
I was just looking for 'Diesel Park West's Website and look
what I found! This is so cool, Hi To Joey Zalabak, Mgr. of The Cinderella! Miss
you alot. Aimee
Grosse Pointe , Mi - Thursday, November
16, 2000 at 00:13:48 (PST)
Great seeing all of this STUFF! Particularly liked the "lost
venues." Just trying to figure out how we had all the energy to go to all of
John Kanaras <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rochester, Mi - Friday, November 10, 2000 at 11:49:46 (PST)
I noticed that there is no mention of one of the greatest rock
& roll bars called the Red Carpet Lounge. There was a kind of revival at the
Blue Goose blues Bar in St Clair Shores. Jim Macarty from the Rockets and Dellis
Hodge from Deluxe/ Detroit All Stars where there/// Flash Back!!
Harrison Twp., Mi USA - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 15:20:02 (PST)
This is a great Web page Thank You!!!!!!
Harrison Twp., Mi Macomb - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 15:05:40 (PST)
KEEP IN TOUCH.
Oakland, CA USA - Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 17:07:06 (PDT)
Speaking of announcers at the Grande does anyone remember Dave
Miller? What a trip this guy was. Then there was also the fellow who sold the
"House of Mystique" incense ( he also had a shop on plum street). One other
great feature was the Magic Veil Light Show. They were better than any of the
laser or electronic shows seen elsewhere. Great shows at the Grande: Rod Stewart
with Jeff Beck, Spirit with Jay Ferguson, Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green, Procal
Harum with Robin Trower, Cream, John Mayall, Blue Cheer. The Ultimate concert
was MC5 / James Gang. The music that night just grabbed you, picked you up onto
your feet, pumped you up and wouldn't let go. The brothers and sisters were all
up rockin together. What a night! What a place!
Leonard Beste <email@example.com>
township, mi 48035 - Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 20:48:18 (PDT)
What a joy it's been reading of such a special time. I used to
work for Uncle Russ and the Grande Ballroom. I worked the door, sitting in the
bath tub taking tickets. I also was fortunate enough to spend some time working
the stage as the announcer ( after Frank Bach left ). One of my favorite
memories would be the day Russ had me drive Eric Clapton and his lady to
Northland Mall for some Christmas shopping. We had some great after show parties
with Moby Grape, the Chambers Brothers, Paul Butterfield, the list goes on.
Anyone remember the "Odds & Ends" band, Al Safian, Greg "Frenchie" Babala,
John Farly, Steve Finnly. Great people, great times. Thanks for the
Mi - Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 18:17:54 (PDT)
Amazing stuff on here. What about a Spirit concert in MAy 1970.
Maybe at the Grande Riviera? Do any Clawsonites remeber the Wednesday night
concerts at the Guardian Angels Hall?
Mark Fowler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Benicia, CA - Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 16:12:44 (PDT)
Can't figure out why they built the rock n roll hall of fame in
Cleveland. It should have been built in the home of rock n roll, Detroit.
Bob Cooper <Bob728@aol>
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl -
Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 20:49:36 (PDT)
///ALSO..we would love to hear from any members of Harvey
Khek...we used to play around with those guys. so.if you know them, have them
get in touch with us. red weather
Gordy Hunt <email@example.com>
USA - Monday, October 16, 2000 at 04:29:50 (PDT)
I am blown away by this site. If any fans of this site are
interested in a band that is bringing the spirit of Detroit rock back, please
check us out at www.red-weather.com and sign in. We are currently recording a cd
in ann arbor with the incredible singer, songwriter, musician, engineer producer
Michael Lutz most known for his work with Brownsville Station, also Ted Nugent.
Dick Wagner will be guesting on one of our songs as well. The spirt of Detroit
rock lives with in all the band and we welcome you to hop aboard..its gonna be a
great ride! Check out our bio. Also..does anyone know and remember a girl from
Clawson named Mary Kay strom? she was our original drummers girlfriend and our
tambourine player. I understand she resides in californial now. We would love to
let her know that Red Weather is back. please ask around. Her last name might be
Bean now. thank you. Also...does anyone remember a band from california called
Gordy Hunt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
usa - Monday, October 16, 2000 at 04:27:33 (PDT)
Hi All, Just a short note to say nice page. and to let everyone
know that I have Frigid (I know the spelling is wrong) Pink's "house of the
rising run" and Savage Graces "all Along the Watchtower" on MP3 Format, if
anyone wants it.. E-mail me and I'll get it to you... Also, Anyone know the REAL
story on Figid Pink? Why they never went any further? I talked to a kid who
works at Palco Electronics in Southgate, Michigan and was saying his Dad was the
original Lead Guitarist and was saying that a Manager robbed them.... what's the
real skoop? Peace. -Chuck
MI USA - Friday, October 13, 2000 at 11:24:40 (PDT)