Past and present views of UAW hall 12101 Mack Avenue, Detroit, the home of Casey Clark's Lazy Ranch Boys.
Comedian, old-time fiddle and bass player, and dancer Chick Stripling traveled in and out of Detroit, Michigan, with extended stays, from the late 1940s through the 1960s.
It's been 65 years since Little Jimmy Dickens made his debut on the WSM Grand Ole Opry barn dance. While living in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1947-48, Dickens was invited by Roy Acuff, the King of the Hillbillies, to join the show.
Deke Dickerson's book, The Strat in the Attic: Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology, is out. It includes a story about former WEXL d.j. and musician Earl Gormaine's Pick N Strum music shop in Detroit.
During the Detroit Tigers pitcher's years in Detroit, 1954 to 1964, Frank Lary sometimes sat in with country-western groups in nightclubs and showcases around town.
During the 1940s, one of the best-known voices of Detroit radio was the mellow baritone of western singer John “Smilin’ Red” Maxedon. For several years, WJR radio’s clear channel 50,000-watt broadcast Maxedon's melodies every day.