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Dancing in the Seats at Bert’s Warehouse: Martha Reeves Turns 75
Detroit Music Station

Her storied career is legendary. She worked through the ranks at Motown Records from receptionist to office manager to back up singer for Marvin Gaye, to the labels top performing act, Martha and the Vandellas. On Monday, July 18, the legendary singer turns 75 years old and there is a big party at Bert’s Warehouse that night in her honor. It ‘s a 60’s – themed party and the joint will be packed with area musicians, celebrities and dignitaries. It...

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Sunday, 17 July 2016
Stirling Honors Hero – Just For One Day
Detroit Music Station

Not much is known about the man who goes simply by the name of Stirling. We know he is separated by only 1 degree from some the biggest names in Detroit rock and roll history, and the stories of his friendship with Glam Rock legends Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and Rod Stewart have been well documented.  The rest, however, is hearsay and folklore.  They say he used to live in a castle near the Manoogian Mansion but he now resides somewhere in the...

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Friday, 25 March 2016
Celebrating the Life of a World Class Bass Player
Detroit Music Station

His father was the great Motown Records’ Funk Brother James Jamerson, who played bass guitar on more number 1 pop hits than anyone in the history of music – including the Beatles. But James Jamerson, Jr. was an accomplished bass player in his own rite, building a career as a much-sought-after  session bass player for such stars as Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson fame), B.B. King, Bob Dylan, 5th Dimension and Herb Albert, to name but a few.  Sadly,...

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Thursday, 24 March 2016
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