see my e-mail--great page! I grew up in this era! Great memories!
Roger Shouse <rcs8@psu.edu>
State College, PA USA - Thursday, October 12, 2000 at 19:35:31 (PDT) 

To all my friends from the rowhouses on Second Avenue between Hazelwood and Gladstone. You know who you are. I hope you're out there. I miss the Grande and Eastown days. Peace. Power to the people forever! I'm carrying here in Ocean Beach, where it's still 1967. Elliot
Elliot <grape1@earthlink.net>
San Diego, CA 92107 - Tuesday, October 03, 2000 at 14:34:00 (PDT) 

Thank you with Love and Respect, From the Unstabled theatre Trans-Love,the Fifth Estate,Plum st.,Belle Isle Love-in,the Hideout,Boss 101,Keener and ABX fm,fox Motortown revues, Hullaballoo,W,Panthers,tarter field, Fortune Records,Cobo Autoramas, Rock and Roll Revivals,Olympia, the Chessmate, all the festivals,Ballduk park riot,our beloved centerpeices Grande and Eastown, OH OUR GREAT MOTORCITY WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, Detroit was the Rock and Roll Capitol of the Planet, all the GREAT BANDS, what an Education, this site has made Me Cry and remember,Thanks again you all deserve Motor City Medals, Love Pete James p.s. NO YOU CANT FORGET THE MOTORCITY!
PeteJames <PeteJamesTone@hotmail.com>
- Monday, October 02, 2000 at 16:57:35 (PDT) 

What a motley crew we were. Dazed and confused. The times were tough but the music let us through through it all. The lyrics all seems so TRUE. We definately started a revolution. Fortunate to have been there-done that. Eastowne, Chatterbox, Dancin Domes, After Hours, Grande. Thanks for the memories.
Rose Mollicone (Ouzoonian) <Ouzo@flash.net>
Clinton Township, MI 48036 - Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 05:31:07 (PDT) 

The Grande, Eastown, and Garwood. Especially Garwood on halloween night. It was not an attitude, it was a way of life itself. Ohhhh ---- Mama told me not to come.
Peter Shinkevich <shnkevch@pacbell.net>
San Jose, Ca USA - Friday, September 29, 2000 at 18:24:51 (PDT) 

I have a copy of the albums.... Michigan Brand Nuggets and Michigan Rocks.....but I just picked up a copy of an album called.....Michigan Memories Vol I.....and it's incredible !!!!! Shows how diverse music was in Detroit and the state of Michigan was in the mid to late 60's.
LM
P.B.G., FL. US of A - Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 12:27:36 (PDT) 

I can't believe the trip I just took. It started today when I stuck in an ancient tape of Savoy Brown that years ago someone had copied of LP's. I was so flooded with memories that I hit Savoy Brown on the web and ended up her here. My God! Thanks so much for the memories, and for the knowledge that there are some others out there who survived the Grande. Christ, I remember the night the who played there and the opening act was some unknown named Joe Cocker. I remeber asking my buddy Dominic "who's that drunk guy up there shakin' his hands like a nut?" Remember Plum Street? Savoy Brown doing Louisiana Blues? Stupefying nights at the Gar Wood mansion? Thanks brother.
Mike Parzych <BUCKWHEAT11_1@msn.com>
Tucson, AZ USA - Friday, September 22, 2000 at 22:34:49 (PDT) 

I was in a band called "Space Dog Nigel" and we played at clubs like Crows Nest, Fruit Palace, and The Loft. We also had a band called "White Mud" and that was fun. If you have some links that I could go to and find out more stuff on the late 60's and early 70's in the Shores area I would appreciate it
tom curcuru <tcbass@home.com>
St. Clair Shores, mi usa - Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 12:37:27 (PDT) 

Awesome!!!!!!!!!
Randy Lantz <RandyL8753@worldnet.att.net>
Eastpointe, MI USA - Saturday, September 16, 2000 at 15:38:54 (PDT) 

Hey Mike.. this is a great site. It would be incredible if you could click on the posters on your home page in the collage to get a full blown version of the poster. Just a suggestion. Great site.
Selfridge Secret <sigmaspike@aol.com>
Bay Area, CA - Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 15:32:26 (PDT) 

Thanks so much on the story on SRC it was great. I was Wondering if SRC did any tv shows or live audios Thanks Again Neil Holmquist
Neil Holmquist <neil@wheresuccessworks>
Chicago, /Il - Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 12:32:59 (PDT) 

if anyone out there has an extra copy of jonathan round singing sympathy for the devil...well i shore would be grateful...this site is a motorcity dream come true for someone in sweden but bred in detroit
larry farber <larfa@algonet.se>
varberg, sweden - Saturday, September 09, 2000 at 17:03:27 (PDT) 

love this sight and the changes you keep adding. Anyone know what has become of David Gilbert from The Rockets, someone told me he had passed away, but I don't see him on the memorium page either. what about the guys from Toby Redd, Chad is with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but what about the rest - Denny Backos, Tony Cutino, Dennis Martz and the original drummer Chris?
klc <klcras@aol.com>
CA - Sunday, September 03, 2000 at 16:16:42 (PDT) 

Hey did you hear that when Rage Against the Machine played outside at the Dem. convention, they played Kick Out The Jams, right before the police moved in to shut them down? Does this ring a bell with anyone. Who would have thought that our beloved MC5 would be influencing cool, polical bands 30 years later. Those of us who grew up during those great times better feel damned lucky especially Detroiters. We had the BEST BANDS ever.
Cathy <CKlockner@prodigy.net>
Livonia, MI USA - Sunday, September 03, 2000 at 12:48:04 (PDT) 

nice site. long live the Detroitrocksound.
lennart forsell <lulle37@spray.se>
avesta, dalarna sweden - Sunday, September 03, 2000 at 01:38:43 (PDT) 

mike, you might call leo or dave regarding alice cooper show at the state-fair onsunday. they will probably have vip passes. i might do a road trip with my children. i just came from bb mac. maybe see you sunday! call please. kozmo
kozmo
- Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 18:15:31 (PDT) 

I've enjoyed looking through your pages. I saw quite a few of these shows at the Grande and other venues. We saw The Who at the Fifth Dimension in 1967, and I remember Jimi Hendrix was there the following weekend (missed that one), and I'm pretty sure we saw The Yardbirds the weekend following Hendrix. But you don't show The Yardbirds playing there that week. Thanks for all the information and pictures.
Terry Luke
- Friday, August 25, 2000 at 15:31:42 (PDT) 

I now have a way to fill in all those daze and nights. This is Heaven or Hell either way I'm there because I was there.
Dan Pilarski <todashto@aol.com>
Pleasanton, CA Alameda - Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 20:15:58 (PDT) 

A President assasinated, men on the moon, President resigns, Vietnam conflict.....Woodstock......and the sounds of true CLASSIC ROCK......Michigan Rock & Roll......It Was A Happening........
Lynn
Beautiful Palm Bch. Gardens, Fl., - Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 13:23:55 (PDT) 

Those were the days!Hearing your songs on the radio, being on "Swingin'Time" with Robin Seymour, playing with The Who at Southfield High School,playing with The Four Seasons at The Yardley Cosmetic Concert at Ford Auditorium, playing with all of the great local groups at the old Olympia Stadium,playing with Seger and other greats at The Fifth Dimension in Ann Arbor, playing with other groups at The Grande, The Mump, The Hullabaloo TV show, Shindig,The Upbeat Show, with The Chrystals, Leslie Gore, all kinds of other clubs around Michigan, and playing with The Contours in Canada..recording at United Sound with the Great Jack Chekoway, Les Cooley...G.M. Studios..interviews on radio stations like "Keener13"..record hops, there were a million teen clubs back then...writing music was a blast..hearing it on the radio was even better...watching your song on the music charts was great..it was alot easier back then to form a group, record a song, and get airplay..good luck nowdays..not too many radio stations take a chance on new or local talent..Great Memories! My group was called The Unrelated Segments, from the suburbs of Detroit..check out Cicadelic.com for a new c.d. with our best song "Hey Love", which was never released, but is on the compilation c.d. with our other tunes we had out in '67-'68..Rory Mack,lead guitar,organ.
Rory Mack <connierory@aol.com>
Kalamazoo , Mi Kalamazoo - Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 11:24:07 (PDT) 

Hello Mike, thanks for all the work you've done developing this site. It was a pleasure meeting you at the Frut Expo 2000. What a blast from the past. We didn't sound too bad, either. Hello to Mosely, Leo , Cassie and anyone else I know reading this. God bless you all. Kozmo
kozmo <kozmo@torchlake.com>
bellaire, mi usa - Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 18:40:58 (PDT) 

great research on all these places. i don't think you left anything out.i had a good time reading this. thanks.
david pioszak <dpioszak@webtv.net>
mi mt. clemens - Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 16:47:10 (PDT) 

HELLO TO LYNN IN PALM BEACH FLA. !!! EJOYED READING YOUR COMMENTS AND HOPE YOU SAW MINE THAT I WROTE TO YOU AWHILE BACK. OVER THE PAST WEEK END I GOT OUT SOME PHOTOS OF SOME OF THE BANDS I PLAYED WITH IN MICHIGAN. Y FIRST WHICH LASTED FROM 64-68 WAS THE CLASSIFIED SECTION WE WERE BASED IN THE BAY CITY AREA, PLAYED MANY GIGS AT THE LOCAL SCHOOLS AND BEYOND. MANY WEEKENDS IN HARRISON AS WELL AS DANIELS DEN IN SAGINAW AND BAND CANYON IN BAY CITY AND ON AND ON. ONE PLACE THAT I HAD TOTALLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT AND ONE OF MY PERSONAL FAVORITES IN ONE OF MY FAVORITE "SUMMER" TOWNS WAS THE LAKELAND CASTLE. SUCH MEMORIES AND GREAT GIGS THERE AND THE AUDIENCES WERE REALLY CHARGED . SO MANY THANKS FOR MENTIONING IT. I NEVER SAW THE FRATS BUT HAVE A VAGUE MEMORY. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT THEM AND WILL CHECK IN FROM TIME TO TIME TO SEE IF YOU'VE RESPONDED OR IF YOU LIKE, AN E-MAIL WOULD CERTAINLY BE APPRECIATED. HOPE YOU ARE ROCKIN' IN A FREE WORLD!!!
PAUL WOLF <PAWLI13@HOTMAIL.COM>
NEW YORK, NY - Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 12:39:20 (PDT) 

Great site!! I been transported back in time with a rush of memories of true Rock & Roll music. I do remember some of the concerts, they were fantastic times we won't see again.
Wayne Graham <hgraham@remax.net>
Clinton Twp., Mi. USA - Monday, August 21, 2000 at 12:51:01 (PDT) 

Some of my best memories are from Cobo Arena, Ford Auditorium, Eastown Theater, Grande Ballroom, Cinderella Ballroom, Second Chance [Ann Arbor], Michigan Theater, Notre Dame High School, etc.
Mark Gnaster <ae0901@wayne.edu>
Southfield, MI USA - Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 11:30:00 (PDT) 

wished i could be their to see some old time friend but o well have good time
Ginny Arnesen <ginmid@yahoo.com>
LasVegas, Nv USA - Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 14:40:00 (PDT) 

Awesome sight.....brigs back the best days spent at Eastown in 70's. Then moved to California....rock here in California then was nothing compared to Detroit. Motor City was the king with Motown in 50's and 60's and Rock and Roll in 60's and 70's. Love the Site.....would like to see some old photos of the buildings like Eastwown and the Grande Ballroom. Thanks again GREAT JOB!
Charlie Bulinda <hwydude@gte.net>
Manhattan Beach, ca 90266 - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 20:28:15 (PDT) 

Former roadie and road mgr. for MC5,Stooges,Alice Cooper,Procol Harum, Robin Trower,Mitch Ryder and Detroit, The Frut of the Loom and Phantoms of Rock Temple.Feel free to contact would like to pass on memories.
Leo Beattie <lbeatt@juno.com>
Mt.Clemens, Mi. USA - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 18:48:02 (PDT) 

Hi, Hope your feeling good, and everything is ok. Its a beautiful humid afternoon here at the lake side. Did you forget about Craig's band Pandomenium? It wasn't listed. He's practicing Thursday with Mark, and the Jims. The band has more originals to add to the list of tunes that they do. See you soon, Marilyn
Marilyn Bardill <ae4237@Wayne.edu>
- Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 10:34:47 (PDT) 

I've really enjoyed perusing this site and reminiscing about great nights as a Grande Ballroom regular. I am curious if anyone out there knows anything about the members of the household at the Gar Wood mansion on GrayHaven Island. The 'house' band was called Stonefront. Many great days and nights were passed there as well although often in a chemical induced blur. I have to rely on photos to prove a lot of the tales I tell the kids. Ruth Hoffman
ruth hoffman <coffmarh@email.uc.edu>
cincinnati, oh - Tuesday, August 08, 2000 at 11:10:39 (PDT) 

I didn't see the Carnaby Street Fun Festival (Nov. 20, 1966) listed for festivals of the time. That's where I discovered the MC5 (as well as other local Detroit groups). The Yardbirds, Kinks, Velvet Underground were also there. Can anyone contribute that day's itinerary to the list?
Cassie (Anderson) Blair <the3blrs@earthlink.net>
Williamsport, PA USA - Monday, August 07, 2000 at 19:03:51 (PDT) 

I enjoyed reading your "blast from the past." Does anyone know whatever happened to Nancy Falconberry (wife of Marc Falconberry at one time)? What about Kathy Butler?
Cassie (Anderson) Blair <the3blrs@earthlink.net>
Williamsport, PA USA - Monday, August 07, 2000 at 18:54:04 (PDT) 

I was in the group TISH and performed back in 1968 thru the 70's at the Crows Nest East, Dancing Domes, Silver Bell, The Black Boot, Notre Dame HS, LakeShore HS and many more. One memory was when me, Greg Gracer, Rudy Zontini got in a big black Fleetwood Caddy driven by Ted Nugent and assisted him in getting back stolen equipment from the Amboy Dukes when they practiced at the Crows Nest East and when Ted walked into the basement of Donald Laiacano he told him this " What's wrong with you? You shouldn't steal from the little guy". The guys in TISH were Ken Slywinski, Walt Galkowski, Rudy Zontini and me. Most of our practice was directed by my brother-in-law Chris (Martin)Kinner.
Jerry Rodriguez <marco2luis1@aol.com>
Lake Worth, Fl USA - Thursday, August 03, 2000 at 16:46:45 (PDT) 

Originally from a sleepy little town in the thumb, North Branch. Use to go to Mt.Holly, Lakeland Castle in Caseville, Daniel's Den just to name a few. Had the opportunity to see The Bossmen, Terry Knight and The Pack, Rationals, Debutantes, ? & The Mysterians, Jayhawkers, and loads of other great bands. Actually I've been lucky enough over the past year and a half to pick up alot of the music put out by these bands and many other Michigan Bands from this particular era. I do remember Count and The Colony and have picked up a copy of one of their records. The sound quality of some of this music is not the best but the rewards of having it and being able to listen to far out weigh that. So many great bands and so much great music and memories. Does anyone remember a band by the name of The Frats?
Lynn
Palm Bch. Gardens, Fl. USA - Thursday, August 03, 2000 at 05:37:43 (PDT) 

who wodda'thunk! the FRUT Expo 2000 is a reality. Aug. 19 at the Viking Lounge (now known as the Elks # 2124)What the fuck? 179 Main St. (formerly Gratiot Ave.)Main St.? Mount Clemens Mi.aka "The Clem". Golf,Party,Women,Live Quality Entertainment, it's really Too much....All FRUT survivors welcome. More info Call Gary@ (810) 286-3770 NOW
mosley the punk <georgemoseman@yahoo.com>
long beach, ca us - Tuesday, August 01, 2000 at 16:24:08 (PDT) 

TO LYNN WHO INQUIRED ABOUT THE JAYHAWKERS AKA JAY WALKER AND THE JAYHAWKER, ZOOKIE AND THE POTENTATES AND THE DEBUTANTES. ARE YOU POSSIBLY A NATIVE OF THE SAGINAW VALLEY? I'M FROM BAY CITY AND SAW THESE BANDS ON MANY OCASSIONS AT DANIELS DEN IN SAGINAW, THE BAND CANYON IN BAY CITY AND THE ROLL AIR RINK AT BAY CITY STATE PARK HOME OF THE "ORIGINAL" BATTLE OF THE BANDS. i PLAYED IN "THE CLASSIFIED SECTION". I WAS REMINISCING ON JULY 4TH 1999 WITH ? AND THE MYSTERIANS AFTER THEIR CENTRAL PARK GIG. I WISHED I HAD ASKED THEM ABOUT SAID BANDS. I ONCE HEARD THAT THE DEBUTANTES WERE TOURING S. VIET NAM DURING THE WAR. DO YOU REMEMBER THE AWESOME RAINMAKERS FROM TRAVERSE CITY? OR THE FERRIS WHEEL FROM SAGINAW? OR HOW ABOUT COUNT AND THE COLONY? MY OLD BAND BOUGHT A P.A. FROM THEM. ? SAID HE HAS TRIED IN VAIN TO GET THE COUNT TO TOUR AGAIN. I WOULD LOVE ALSO TO FROM ANY ONE WHO SAW THESE BANDS OR HEY HOW ABOUT THAT GREAT R& B GROUP FROM SAGINAW EJ AND THE ECHO'S OR MATTER OF FACT FROM BAY CITY, THEY WERE HOT YOUNG UPSTARTS IN A MITCH RYDER VEIN WITH AN INCREDIBLE 12 YEAR OLD DRUMMER AND THE VERY TALENTED SINGER/HARMONICA MAN GEORGE HERITER. THE VALLEY ROCKED AND JANGLED BUT OUT SIDE OF DICK WAGNER AND THE MYSTERIANS HAS RECEIVED ALMOST NO RECOGNITION LIKE WHO REMEMBERS BED OF ROSES? ANY ONE BESIDES ME. COME ON MICHIGAN, WAKE UP!!!
PAUL WOLF <PAWLI13@HOTMAIL.COM>
NEW YORK, NY US OF A - Friday, July 28, 2000 at 10:13:39 (PDT) 

I CANNOT NOT BELIEVE THAT THE DELTA POPS FESTIVAL HELD AT DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE NEAR BAY CITY IN 70 OR 71 ? (NOT SURE) ISN'T MENTIONED. I WAS HOME ON LEAVE FROM VIET NAM AND IT WAS A GREAT DAY! 2 STAGES WERE SET UP, ONE ON EACH END OF THE GYM. FEATURING AS MEMORY SERVES, MC5, STOOGES (IGGY CREATED A STIR DIVING OFF THE STAGE, AS USUAL, BUT THIS TIME LANDING ON TOP OF THE DEANS DAUGHTER) BOB SEGER SYSTEM, RATIONALS, SRC, THIRD POWER, WILSON MOWER PURSUIT,UP AND THE AMBOY DUKES. IF ANYONE OUT THERE WAS THERE AND "REMEMBERS" I'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
PAUL WOLF <pawli13@hotmail.com>
NEW YORK, NY US OF A - Friday, July 28, 2000 at 09:58:24 (PDT) 

Great Site!
PageCrafters.net
- Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 00:44:40 (PDT) 

Wow! Thanks for documenting what was surely a very special time to be alive and living in Detroit. ....especially for not leaving out the Who concert at Southfield High, my Alma Mater. To this day, I have trouble getting people to believe it!
Phil Mendelson <philm@deltanet.com>
Los Angeles, Ca - Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 08:34:34 (PDT) 

Just a crazy thought, wouldnt it be cool to have a concert featuring a lot of these great old michigan bands??? Someone ought to really consider this...
ray bercaw <rbercaw@wyan.org>
wyandotte, mi usa - Friday, July 21, 2000 at 09:15:31 (PDT) 

I absolutely LOVE this site! Went and saw Mitch Ryder in taylor last week, He can still kick ass! Anyone know why this rock legend isnt in the rocknroll hall of fame??? Something really wrong with that!!!!!!!!
ray bercaw <rbercaw@wyan.org>
wyandotte, mi usa - Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 08:49:25 (PDT) 

EXCELLENT SITE !!!!!! "THE GUITAR ARMY" HAS LEFT IT"S MARK IN HISTORY AND THIS IS THE BEST DOCUMENTATION TO BE FOUND ON A PERIOD THAT COULD NEVER BE REPEATED AGAIN!
LEONARD BESTE <LABESTE@HOME.COM>
CLINTON TWP, MI USA - Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 00:11:36 (PDT) 

I could spend hours here. Your knowledge of the industry blows me away. I am so impressed by you and all you have to offer. I love getting lost in the music. Since most of this kick ass music was before my time. The learning experience I am getting is priceless and so are you. THANK YOU!! Maybe you should be the teacher. I have todays music which I think I know alot about, but it's not like the good ol'days when mucic had soul and a life of it's own. So without you helping me along I would left to live in a music world full of crap.
Sandra <aspireme1@cs.com>
ep, mi usa - Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at 11:56:53 (PDT) 

I use to go to the Grande Ballroom in Detroit every weekend. I have 48 of the small poster cards that they gave out every week in good condition. AND Gary Grimshaw signed all of his for me. Gary stayed at our house a couple of years ago when they did a benefit for him in Ferndale.
Robin Sindici <rsindici@ford.com>
Livonia, MI USA - Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at 07:32:01 (PDT) 

I joined my first band in Southfield in 1965, playing bass in the "Saints of Satan." (how's that for a politically incorrect moniker?). We did covers of top 40 songs at the time like "Are You A Boy or Are You A Girl" "Hang On Sloopy" and "Little Girl." Later I joined Oak Park bands, "The Midnight Celery Stalks" (folkrock) and "TUD." Enjoyed hearing many top groups in Detroit in the 60's including the Mothers, Byrds, MC5, Commander Cody and Alice Cooper. Zappa's "flo and eddie" concert at meadowbrook in '71 was a keeper! I was also privy to a very intimate concert by Procol Harum at the Birmingham teen club. A friend of theirs, an organist in Palmer Park, was hosting them during their stay in Motown and they agreed to an impromptu concert, only about 50-75 people sitting at their feet as they performed "Conquistador," "Whiter Shade of Pale" and other classics. Thanks, Detroit, for all the GREAT MEMORIES!
Ian Kranitz <RadioMuse@aol.com>
North Hollywood, CA USA - Saturday, July 15, 2000 at 01:02:38 (PDT) 

CUB KODA R.I.P. GONNA MISS YOU
DD <DD@DD.net>
A2, MI U.S.A. - Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 21:01:05 (PDT) 

CUB KODA R.I.P. GONNA MISS YOU
DD <DD@DD.net>
A2, MI U.S.A. - Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 21:01:00 (PDT) 

Like everyone else, your work on this site is a revisit to the best days of our lives. I worked at the Crows Nest East in the Shores 67-69 and played with several basement bands, White Mud Blues Band, Every Pig and His Brother, The Leach Band, Reality Sandwich. I rode with the wildman Ted Nugent and several other White Mudders the day a local kid stole some of the Dukes PA equipment from the Nest. Ted personally drove us in his 58 Cadillac Limo to the house in the Shores where the stuff was and lectured the kid who took it on "Not stealing from the Little Guy" Gotta laugh at that now... Thanks for waking me up from the dead with such great memories and letting me assign some credibility to the crazy shit stories I am still telling people about life in the Motor City in the 60's!
Dr. Greg Hormone <maxsecinc@hotmail.com>
Miami, Fl USA - Monday, July 10, 2000 at 22:27:20 (PDT) 

White Mud Alumni... Drummer for Every Pig and His Brother Detroit burbs (S.C.S) punk 1967-70
Dr. Greg Hormone <maxsecinc@hotmail.com>
Miami, Fl USA - Monday, July 10, 2000 at 21:53:13 (PDT) 

hey! look in the new best rock band from sweden The Hellacopters. Check my site or mu other www.hellacopters.com Cheers from Johan
Johan Forsberg <j.forsberg@telia.com>
uhamn, sweden - Monday, July 03, 2000 at 11:24:36 (PDT) 

If the new musem in Seatle does not have a section devoted to the Detroit Music scene of the late sixties and early seventies, it will mean that it has failed to represent a whole sector of influence on the evolution of rock and roll which spawned the heavy metal sound through bands like the MC5, Grand Funk, Frost, Frigid Pink, Up, Rush, Frut of the Loom, The Brat, Amboy Dukes, SRC, Alice Cooper, etc., who all had a behind the scenes affect on other bands of the time and, according to some experts, spawned the advent of punk rock by the Godfather of punk Iggy Pop and the stooges.
kwalis <postyours@me>
SF, - Saturday, July 01, 2000 at 16:20:49 (PDT) 

I remember it well, cruzin down Woodward going to the clubs, I worked at the Grande selling coffee, tea, & donuts with Stanley. Russ Gibbs sold out to Steve, it was hard to sneak in then! Anyone remember Grass Lake Concert? MC5, Nugent,Iggy Pop, Alice, Seger, Lords, So where is John Finnley? Those were Happy Days, had so much fun when I could remember it the next day. Peace and Love like they said! Kay and my friends Jann, Sharon, Sue, & Chris
Kay <RangerK945>
Knoxville Now, Tn - Monday, June 26, 2000 at 18:36:06 (PDT) 

Present at the first Belle Island Love-In. Hung out at the 5th Estate and volunteered at the Third street Free-Clinic, treating all the "free love" VD patients. I Went to High School (Cooley high) with the Jagged Edge in 1968 and 1969. I was part of the Magic Veil Light Show with the one and only Jerry Younkins (master of scamming girls on the roof) and then Patti and Sheri at the Grande, Riviera, and Eastown. Friends with the mother of Iggy Pop's first illegitimate child. Dated Ted (dickhead) Nugents sisters' girlfriend (Fat Judy). Pissed off members of "The Band" (assholes) and proud of it. 30th year living in California. Thanks for site, lots of laughs. $2 nights at the Grande......now those were the good old days. Kick out the jams Mofo! J
J. Summers aka "Tom Grimm" <jts99@pacbell.net>
San Francisco, ca usa - Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 17:28:46 (PDT) 

as i was born in 1977, thus missing the halcyon days of "detroit rock city," it's fortunate that sites as this one exist for my, and other folks who were a mere twinkle in their parents glazed eyes, edification. kudos. i've been fortunate enough to hang with many of detroit's erstwhile scenesters like john sinclair (at the premier of leni's fantastic mc5 film at the detroit contemporary gallery in late 99)and gary grimshaw through my job at wdet-fm. they were both really cool guys who treated me like i was one of their long lost brothers. i only wish the present music scene in detroit fostered the same feelings for community and brotherly/sisterly love. keep on rockin'... steven benge
steven benge <tremolite@yahoo.com>
detroit, mi usa - Sunday, June 11, 2000 at 15:49:24 (PDT) 

"OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!' A guy in Toledo turned me on to this site. I is unfuckingbelievable(can I say that?) I grew up in Illinois(born 1951).Raised on Mitch Ryder, Amboy Dukes, Stooges, Segar, Frost, Frigid Pink, etc. Met Ted in 1960/promoted concert featuring him in 1975(one of my "security" guards sucker punched him after the show). This site has been a "trip" down memory lane and one hell of an educational/history lesson. I never realized the "musical chairs" with bands in the Detroit area. [why doesn't KJ Knights email work). My favorite live album of "ALL TIMES" is "Survival of the Fittest Live"! I wore out 7 vinyl copies and finally have 2 CD's of it. Am going to Columbus soon to see "The Mark Farner Band". Saw GFR last year on reunion tour. I don't know who is responsible for this "MAGNIFICENT" website but GOD bless them. I've emailed dozens of my friends across the country and told them about it. THANK YOU/THANK YOU/THANK YOU/ THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Steve Hughey <hughey@greenapple.com>
Lancaster, Oh USA - Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 19:52:35 (PDT) 

Wonderful Site! Just reading the Eastown concert list brought back great memories! I was there for the final Mountain concert with my friend Al, we knew it was the end of an era. It's amazing to think we saw these bands in such a small venue, and I remember ticket prices of about $5.00. We will never see times like those again... Keep Rockin' Flip
Phil G. <flip@deltanet.com>
Dana Point, CA USA - Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 12:37:25 (PDT) 

Thank you!
Tiki
Houston, TX - Friday, June 02, 2000 at 13:22:03 (PDT) 

I am looking for any items on SRC will be glad to buy. Email or call 1312 446 3822 Thanks Neil Holmquist
Neil Holmquist <neil@wheresuccessworks.com>
- Friday, June 02, 2000 at 06:32:45 (PDT) 

Please find more info on SRC an outstanding band very much ahead of their time
Neil Holmquist <neil@wheresuccessworks>
- Thursday, June 01, 2000 at 14:12:59 (PDT) 

Great site to jog the memory! How did you gather all this info?Looking at the list of bands that performed at Eastown is rather impessive. I don't think I fully appreciated it at the time. Thanks for the memories, Frank
Frank Squire <fdskw@hotmail.com>
- Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 18:40:38 (PDT) 

Facsinating trip back in time. I played in one of the worst bands of the era ( Andromeda), but we had agreat time opening for bands like the Rationals, Seger, The Frost ,Catfish and Wilson Mower.Can't believe the amount of work that you did.
J Voelker <jimv@jvoelker.com>
Bellevue, WA USA - Saturday, May 13, 2000 at 22:16:17 (PDT) 

I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM STILL ALIVE! I'm sure that is a saying many of us from the old days chant. I was a roadie for a couple of great coffee house & concert bands; Shabazz & Unit, and Argose. I also promoted a few things for the crisis intervention center in Birmingham called Common Ground, Including a Jazz and Rock Festival at Seaholm Highschool that featured Argose, Johnathon Round, The comedy team of Breck & Randy and more. I worked on and off since it opened until it closed at what went under many names such as The Birmingham Bloomfield Teen Center, The Village Pub, The Palladium (when segers manager punch andrews ran the place), which later became a short lived alternative mall called ten thousand telephone botths (because that was how big each store pretty much was). I also worked at many concerts around the area, belle isle, other city park events, ann arbor deals (Free John Sinclair/white panther party events) and much more. It is good to see so many of us survived those days (and the leaches in the lake at goose lake). So here is saying Hi to any old friends who stop by, Thom Rae and the guys at Cream Magazine, Punch, Mark Manko (God, is he still alive?), and all the other happy trippers from the old days. Bubba Martin (now at gulfcoastgolf@bellsouth.net )
Bubba Martin <gulfcoastgolf@bellsouth.net>
Mobile, Al USA - Sunday, May 07, 2000 at 13:58:02 (PDT) 

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