Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Johnny Ginger to appear at Variety Show

Catch Johnny Ginger on  
Wednesday, June 12th 
at the  
Riverhouse Banquet Center 
5 Amvet Drive
Mt. Clemens MI 48043

$35 tickets include dinner, show and open bar.
Doors open at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
For tickets, call 586-463-0670 or 586-291-1864

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Detroit Memories Email Inbox


I don't have much opportunity to check the latest Detroit Memories but every time time I do I can't tear myself away.

In the 60's I worked at various stations when I was a student at WSU. Spent time at WEXL, WOMC, WABX, WQTE, and WHFI. While at WABX, Jim Rockwell ("This is Rockwell, These are records.") came on after me. 

Since he was such a large part of Detroit radio, I thought folks might want to know he's still around and currently living in Michigan's U.P.

Best regards,

Lou Lobsinger (aka Lou Singer)
Otisville MI

Detroit Trivia Night at the Hard Rock Cafe Detroit!

Wednesday, June 5! 

Registration starts at 6 p.m. 

Trivia at 6:30 p.m. 

The Detroit Historical Society continues its pop culture trivia  nights at the Hard Rock Cafe Detroit with the final night of the spring session on Wednesday, June 5.

Participants in Detroit Trivia may choose to register as a team of three to five people, or register solo and be matched with a team of players. The games will feature three rounds of trivia with a total of 50 questions. The team that takes first place in the competition will receive Hard Rock Cafe gift cards and additional prizes from the Detroit Historical Society. Second and third place team members will also take home prizes. All Detroit Trivia players will enjoy drink and appetizer specials at Hard Rock Cafe Detroit.

Participants can register online or at the door for a suggested $10 donation per person. Proceeds benefit the Detroit Historical Society's Past>Forward fundraising campaign. 

Contact Nova Zorok at 313.833.1262 or to register in advance.

The 70's: A Detroit Band called "Death"

"Death Was Punk Before Punk Was Punk"



See the Hackney Bros at UHF Records in Royal Oak!
June 8, 2013
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Kicking out the Jams: Fans Recall Local Bands Always Ready to Rock

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit WheelsPhoto courtesy of Retrokimmer


Detroit can boast countless home grown bands. Since the late ’60s, local rock bands such as Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Motor City 5 (MC5), Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and Ted Nugent have risen to the top to put Detroit on the map.  

Detroit Historical Society ~ Behind the Scenes Tours

Go Behind the Scenes at some of metro Detroit's most unique locations!

Listen as our expert guides show you these places in ways you've never experienced before!  These weekly tours normally take place on Saturdays, but occasionally special tours take place on weekdays.  On average, tours last from 90 minutes to two hours.

Because reservations are required and many tours sell out quickly, we recommend that you make your plans for these tours well in advance.

Behind the Scenes Tours are sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation.

Mt. Olivet Cemetery Walking Tour
Saturday, June 8
2 - 4 p.m.

$20 - Society members
$30 - Guests
Since 1888, Mt. Olivet Cemetery has been a comforting and stable presence on Detroit's east side. Today, Mt. Olivet is the largest cemetery in Detroit, consisting of more than 300 acres of carefully tended lawns and gardens that create a peaceful oasis in the city.

Dozens of private family mausoleums can be seen throughout the grounds, interspersed with towering oaks and maples. Many of them honor multiple generations of Detroit area families. Visitors to Mt. Olivet will also see an impressive assortment of individual memorials erected from the 19th century through the present day.


Historic Detroit Tour
Saturday, June 15
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$70 - Society members
$80 - Guests

All day tour includes lunch and resource materials!

The "Historic Detroit" tour is led by Society volunteers Jim and Annette McConnell. Ride in the comfort of a Bianco motor coach as you hear stories from Detroit's past and view key historic sites in our community. Travel to downtown Detroit to walk the grounds where Cadillac founded the city in 1701, learn about the Great Fire of 1805, and see how the Woodward Plan shaped the modern city. Other tour highlights include seeing some key locations from the early years of Ford Motor Company and driving through Detroit's entertainment and sports areas. We will also visit the New Center area, historic Corktown, Midtown and the vibrant Cultural Center. Areas of special interest include the birthplaces of Motown and the Model T. Guests will enjoy lunch at Sindbad's on the Detroit River.

Advance registration is required.  

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or call (313) 833-1801.

Paul Adams debuts a new Detroit poster

Hello Eileen,

It's also been awhile since we've seen the terrific water color paintings of Detroit by my friend and native Detroiter, Paul Adams. As you know, he has a series of familiar 1950s scenes of Detroit, Woodward, and sports on his web site that will surely spark many fond Detroit memories:

More of his work (and mine) can be seen locally at:

State of Mind Gallery
120 E. Main St.
Northville, MI 48167

Great Lakes Market Place
107 S Saginaw St

Holly, Michigan 48442

Best regards,
Jim Richie

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


Cheviot Hills Recreation Center
Los Angeles CA
Picnic Area 1 

Music provided by Detroiter Kevin Williams (who now lives in Phoenix AZ).

Respond to if you are planning to attend or call 818-270-1025.

Include your name, the metro Detroit High School you attended, and the names of others in your group. 

Check out our website to get on our mailing list.

Other activities (roller skating, dancing, etc.) will be finalized soon. 

Gloria Taylor
Picnic Organizer
Los Angeles, CA

PS: We're looking for volunteers to help out.