Special guest blog by former WEXL disk jockey Jack North about his days working for the No. 1 country station in Detroit 1966-70.
Last June marked the 41st anniversary of a Detroit country music fair honoring the 50th anniversary of WEXL radio, Royal Oak.
Patti Lynn sang country music in Detroit with a variety of bandleaders, including Eddie Jackson, and Frankie Meadows. Part two focuses on her records of the 1960s.
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.
Country music promoter Victor Lewis got his start in Detroit, before moving to Nashville and producing concerts and movies across the U.S.A.
Don Rader sang country and rock ’n’ roll for more than forty years. In 1958 Rader cut his first record, “Rock And Roll Grandpap.” Fifty years later, Rader personified the title of his song as he sang country and vintage rock ’n’ roll with a rock band in Southeast Michigan nightclubs.