Thursday, February 02, 2012

Detroit Memories Newsletter changes delivery format

Welcome to the new Detroit Memories Newsletter!

Several reasons brought about this change: 
  • The Newsletter will now be accessible to more readers;
  • Pages are much faster for me to create;
  • Past issues are just a click away; and, best of all...
  • Comments can be added by subscribers, making this format more interactive.
Over the month, I'll be working on incorporating elements that were part of the former webpage format, such as the contest, Sponsor information, and other features. Plus, I'll be adding some new ones.
Stayed tuned!


PS: Your comments are welcomed!
PPS: If you attempted to leave a comment and couldn't, the problem has been fixed. :)

Wednesday, February 01, 2012's 10 year anniversary DVD contest


In celebration of's 10th year, webmaster Ed Golick is awarding  one copy each of The Wacky World of Doctor Morgus and Morgus Presents Volume 1 to two people who correctly answer the Horror Show Contest question.

Thanks to “Dr. Chuck” Brillowski, webmaster of Morgus Presents Online, cyber home to all things Morgus, for donating the DVDs.

CLICK HERE to view and enter the contest. Deadline for the drawing is Wed, Feb 29, 2012

1956 Ford Commercial

Watching All The Fords Go By 

Can anyone guess where in the metro Detroit area
this commercial was shot?

Click on COMMENTS below to enter your guess.

Email Inbox

Eileen --

Wondering if anyone else remembers a Humpty Dumpty figure on Greenfield near Puritan? I came across the picture of my cousins and me sitting next to him and around the sign in front of the business. The name of it still is hidden somewhere in the memory banks... 

Randy Saunders
Taylor MI
Cody HS '67

NOTE: Click on COMMENTS below to enter your response.

"Driving America" at Henry Ford Museum spotlights Detroit's influence


The suburban Detroit museum founded by auto pioneer Henry Ford is revamping its automotive displays, offering a fresh look at its rich collection and showcasing the enormous influence of the automobile on culture and daily life in the United States.

"Driving America" opens to the public Jan. 29 following a year of construction at Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. It features some of the most significant cars ever built, from early production vehicles to modern rides, and examines how automobiles shape the nation.

Historic Boblo boat undergoing $10M renovation as it leaves Detroit River for New York

The Columbia, at 108 years old, is undergoing a restoration. A New York-based nonprofit organization hopes to use the historical boat as a floating educational tool stationed in the Hudson River Valley.


Mitch Ryder pens autobiography

"Devils & Blue Dresses"

Book Description from Amazon:

A gifted writer with an original voice, Mitch Ryder first gained fame as the leader of the iconic rock group Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. With hits such as Devil With a Blue Dress On / Good Golly, Miss Molly, Sock it to Me Baby, and Jenny Take a Ride, Mitch quickly rocketed to international fame. This resulted in a roller coaster ride of sex, drugs, celebrity, and rock and roll. Along the way, he became a legend who did it all. Here, Mitch emerges as a real person who wants nothing more than goodness a fair person who loves his family and is amazed they still love him despite his many mistakes. Readers learn how John Lennon saved Mitch's life, about Mitch's plan to kidnap a celebrity's son, of Percy Sledge's stage secret, and many other backstage tales. Includes more than three-dozen previously unpublished photos, and copies of personal letters from and to the author. A full discography of Mitch's musical works, an index, and a CD of Mitch's music are also included.

Purchase the Book

Read article in the Detroit Free Press

Detroit's own Ray Parker Jr. to be featured on "Unsung"

Monday, February 13th ~ TV One
CLICK HERE to watch the entire episode

Ray Parker Jr. grew up in Detroit and was a resident from 1954–1974.
He graduated from Northwestern High and
started his career as a house musician at the
20 Grand Nightclub

More about Ray:

Check out all of Ray's albums at

Car Quiz - 1950s

From, car buffs are going to love this quiz!

See how many you can identify.

Historic Yellow Pages sign coming down

Crews dismantle iconic
Yellow Pages sign in Detroit

By Mike Brookbank / Detroit Free Press 12/6/2011

Piece by piece parts of the well-known and beloved Find it Fast Yellow Pages sign is coming down. Demo crews started dismantling a large part of the sign last week.