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Motown’s ‘Funk Brothers’ Record Song For President Obama

Detroit’s own Funk Brothers, known for their background vocals and instruments on many Motown chart-toppers, headed back to the recording studio for the first time in 40 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2013

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Auction Features Detroit Music, Sports Artifacts

Former music promoter, 82-year-old Bob Harris of Southgate, is Friday night auctioning off 450 photographs he’s collected since the 1960’s.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2012

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Announcement Planned At Vacant Housing Project

Known to most Detroiters as the Brewster projects, the decades-old complex has been vacant since the last families were relocated in 2008.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2012

20= Kid Rock's current tour "$20 Best Night Ever" is selling all tickets for $20 and reducing the price for parking, t-shirts, and food.

Hear It HERE: Kid Rock’s New Album Released

Think Detroit’s own Kid Rock has some Motor City pride?

CBS Detroit–11/05/2012

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Funk Brothers Bass Player Bob Babbitt Dead At 74

Prominent Motown studio musician and Funk Brothers member Bob Babbitt has died. He was 74.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2012


Aretha Franklin Wants To Judge America’s Singing Talent

Aretha Franklin told the news network she’s a longtime fan of the show and would like to take a vital a role in picking the next “American Idol.”

CBS Detroit–07/16/2012

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Film Features Detroit Projects That Housed Motown Greats

The 27-minute documentary takes a look inside the historic buildings, introducing the viewer to lifelong residents, those who fought to keep the projects open, and today’s squatters.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–04/26/2012

Flowers are placed on Dick Clark's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on April 18, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Clark, who hosted 'American Bandstand', died of a massive heart attack at age 82. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Motown Mourns Dick Clark, Dead At 82

Motown is mourning the lost of Dick Clark, longtime host of “American Bandstand” — a show on which many Detroit acts got their start.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2012

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Late Motown Bassist James Jamerson Receiving Award

The son of a Motown Records behind-the-scenes legend and inspiration for bassists the world over said he’s planning to pay tribute to this father the best way he knows how.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/17/2012

Michael Jackson Dies In Los Angeles At Age 50

Son Of Contours Founder Murdered In Detroit

The son of one of the founding members of the Motown singing group The Contours was shot to death at the Detroit night club he managed early New Year’s Day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2012