|By DanS (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Sunday, March 31, 2002 - 03:29 pm:|
Hi DeAnne----I thought it was you. Dan Sewesky (Ryder) I played bass with George and the Topics so long ago.I will probably make it on Sept 6th also. I`m new to this forum thanks to george Kataskis who I knew since high school and before. Is Dick Bossy still around?
I remember those teen clubs too.
What happened to Billy who played guitar with us. He was one of the best
|By Nick Palise (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Monday, April 01, 2002 - 01:37 pm:|
Danny, remember when you and I and Kenny Costa played at LaRose Bar downtown. And, our hot rod club the wheelers? Nick Palise
|By Millie (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Monday, April 01, 2002 - 05:06 pm:|
Hi Nick.....Millie Bostick here...do you remember me. I was known back then as Tilly Cockenlocker....
|By Millie (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Monday, April 01, 2002 - 05:22 pm:|
Hey DeAnne! It's me, Millie Bostick...remember me? Hahahah...had a great time in Las Vegas with you and Kelly...thanks for lunch and a nice afternoon! I especially loved l/2 timing with you to "Copacabana"!
|By Ralph (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Monday, April 01, 2002 - 06:30 pm:|
What a surprise!!!!
|By Ralph (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Monday, April 01, 2002 - 06:33 pm:|
David has a pic of you and me in Golden World's control room which he will be posting later on.We were SOO young then sweetie. Everybody....this is my Very good friend Millie. John lester.....be nice!
|By david, glasgow, scotland (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Monday, April 01, 2002 - 07:36 pm:|
the world is getting smaller i'm glad to say.
i love that name tilly .....!!!
yes some nice pics of golden world/motown studio B coming up later.
|By John Lester (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Monday, April 01, 2002 - 08:17 pm:|
Consider me told off!! LOLOL
Millie....glad to see you here.......you might be surprised at the number of people who you might know
Looking forward to seeing the photo of Motown B in its active days...the one I took was when it was derelict.
Ralph..wasn't there a night club almost opposite?
|By millie (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Monday, April 01, 2002 - 08:33 pm:|
Ralph you dog! I love you! This website is fantastic...wow what a great way to reconnect with people...not anyone but you and I lives in the past!! This is sooo much fun! A picture of you and I at Tera Shirma? David who??
|By DanS (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, April 02, 2002 - 02:00 am:|
Hi Nick.I remember that gig.It was the first time I experienced anything like that.George told me he saw you at the Sand Trap. Have you been to clawson?
I think we will make it one nite this month. Dan Sewesky
|By Ralph (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, April 02, 2002 - 02:05 am:|
A pic of you and I at Golden World. You were looking mighty foxy there baby. David is David Meikle who, along with Lowell Boileau, created this magical place.
Alan Sussman called me the other nght and had me on the floor I was laughing so hard.
Have you seen him lately?
David....I also have a pic of Millie with Armon Boladian and Rosalie from CKLW.
Millie Vanillie...stick around. You have stories to tell these good people.
Should I tell them that I took you to your first X-rated movie because you were curious? OOOOPS...I guess I just did!
|By Ralph (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, April 02, 2002 - 02:18 am:|
Thank you for being nice to Millie.She is special. We go WAYYYY back. She used to get into the Club Cliche with fake I.D. to see The Sunliners. She is so cool. She tries to stay in touch with everyone from the good old days.I'm not aware of any night club that was near Golden World.
|By DeAnne (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 03:12 am:|
Hi everyone. I was in Northern California for four days, and the forum went crazy with old friends. First, Danny...you dog...of course I remember you. I sang with the band when you were with George, but only two days a week. Anyway, Billy moved to Ankorage, Alaska back in the mid 70's, and he has been teaching guitar, and playing in bands up there. I talked to him last year, when his daughter graduated from high school. I will have to call him to join up with the forum. Anyway, hi to Millie...yes we did have fun when you were here. As you probably know, we are having a reunion Sept. 6th. Have to tell Marge too. Next, Ian I loved the cassette...what a surprize when I got home. The music is fantasic..I don't know what I was expecting but, it was 1000% better than I anticipated. That is an incredible collection. I know that you put a lot of work into making that for me, and I feel very special because of it. Thank you...thank you.
|By DeAnne (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 03:13 am:|
Danny....I forgot to tell you that I talk to Bossi often. He is fine and living in California.
|By DeAnne (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 03:14 am:|
Nick...haven't seen you in years. I think the last time was here in Vegas at the Maxim...which is no longer there. How are you??? Will you be at the reunion??
|By acooolcat (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 04:26 am:|
I've booked my flight and will arrive in Toronto on Sept 3d. I'll drive down to Detroit for the "reunion" on the 6th - athough I've only met Dennis before!
I'm obviously looking forward to meeting you folks, having a few beers, and picking your brains about Detroit in the swinging 60s.
Best wishes from Taiwan, Graham
|By DeAnne (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 05:12 am:|
Dear Graham, you are unbelievable. We are anxious to meet you as well. It's going to be a night to remember. I have worked with each and every one of these musicians, and they are incredible!! I am so glad that you are coming.
|By david, glasgow, scotland (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 06:48 am:|
|By John Lester (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 07:19 am:|
what about us still left back in the UK...who is gonna film it all for us poor souls left back here..
RALPH...what you doing September 6th...are you any good with a camcorder!!! (only joking my good friend! LOLOLOL)
|By Ralph (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 02:32 pm:|
If I go, believe me I will document the occasion.
|By guy gillis (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 02:39 pm:|
I would like to get Bill's phone number in Alaska.
would you please send it to my work email.
|By DeAnne (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 02:46 pm:|
I'll send it sometime today. Ralph...are you really coming??
|By Ralph (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 03:25 pm:|
I'll see what I can work out. I'm over-due for a visit with my daughter. I have a tentative date to meet David in Detroit in April 2003.
|By Ian W (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 04:13 pm:|
DeAnne, glad you enjoyed the cassette, they seem to be to-ing and fro-ing on the forum - but we only copy while you artists, writers, producers etc. all innovate!
Do any of the September the Sixthers need a waiter or someone to park the cars? I bet Ritchie, John, David and I would at a pinch!
|By DeAnne (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 06:39 pm:|
I wish you would all come...wouldn't that be fun?
|By gkatsakis (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 09:11 pm:|
I'm looking forward to meeting you on the 6th, I hope you will really be there.
|By acooolcat (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Thursday, April 04, 2002 - 04:46 am:|
George - you can count on it; I'm really looking forward to meeting you too.
Best wishes, Graham
|By Bill Hnatik (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Thursday, April 04, 2002 - 07:16 pm:|
Got a call from Guy Gillis yesterday and he atold me about this site. Thanks Guy. I got so excited seeing your name here I had to say Hi first thing.
|By Lowell (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Thursday, April 04, 2002 - 07:18 pm:|
|By Guy Gillis (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Thursday, April 04, 2002 - 09:02 pm:|
Bill,it was great talking to you. I didn't realize the time difference when I called you.
It was 6:30 AM in Alaska. Your wife was a real
sweetheart and very understanding. When we played together at the Driftwood Lounge, Joe Bethay's and the Grandale as the Teenbeats those were great times for me. If you ever come back to
Michigan make sure you call me. Not only were
you a great friend, you're a great Guitarist.
|By DanS (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Friday, April 05, 2002 - 02:22 am:|
Billy, Nice to hear your doing great in Alaska.and that your still playing. When I left you guys at the Side Door, After the ultimatim from the mother of my child, I hung my axe up and joined the rat race. Danny
|By George Katsakis (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Friday, April 05, 2002 - 06:16 am:|
I like all the photos you have posted, however, I don't think I saw a DeAnne photo. Wusssssssssss up with that?
|By DeAnne (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Friday, April 05, 2002 - 10:19 pm:|
Hi Billy....I'm so excited about you coming on the forum..you are going to love all of the information on it. You could read forever, especially the old stories about the recording sessions in Detroit. As for you, George, do you mean a recent photo? If your looking for an old one, before I had a link called "DeAnne" I used to post on Bluespower...there's some old photos there. Billy, I wish you and Maureen could come to Detroit in September, I would love to sing with you again...we spent a good 17 years together. Love you.
|By D. KOVARIK (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Monday, April 08, 2002 - 05:34 am:|
HEY GEORGE HAVE YOU GOT ROOM ON THE STAGE FOR ME?? I GO WAY BACK WITH DEANNE.LETS SEE HOW OLD WERE YOU DEANNE???I DID TIP A FEW WITH GEORGE.SURE MISS HIM. SAY HI TO KELLY FROM PAM AND I.
I WILL TRY TO KEEP PRACTICING SO I DONT EMBARASS YOU,GOT LOST AT FORDS FOR AWHILE BUT I AM BACK AND STRUGGLING TO GET MY MOUTH BACK IN SHAPE.
I COULD TRY TO KEEP UP WITH YOU AND NICK P.
SINCE I CUT MY TEETH ON CHARLIE PARKER IT IS TOUGH TRYING TO MAKE A COME BACK. THESE OLD SELMERS ARE RUSTY..STAY LOOSE GEORGE. TALK WITH YOU SOON. MISSED YOU FOR SUNDAYS REHERSAL???
|By DeAnne (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Monday, April 08, 2002 - 02:07 pm:|
Dear Dave...you were always a fantastic player...I don't care how long you were away from it, it's a talent that goes way deep, and doesn't go away. I can't wait to see you and Pam. Kelly is wonderful. Still singing and working as a buyer for a large agency...she buys media for the Palms, and other casinos. Anyway, September will be a lot of fun. Talk to you soon.
|By Guy Gillis (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Monday, April 08, 2002 - 02:54 pm:|
When Dave and Nick sat in with us at the Clawson, they sounded great. Dave may have stepped away for a while, but he still has that touch that never goes away. It would be great if Dave and Nick could play with us on a regular basis
|By Marilyn (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, April 09, 2002 - 12:08 am:|
Okay all you old timers....Go to one of my photo sites & see if you can tell me who these acts are.HELP! A big steak to anyone who can help me!!!
|By DeAnne (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, April 09, 2002 - 03:25 am:|
Dave is fantastic...he could never loose his touch. I wish they could play on a regular basis with your group!! Marilyn, I do not recognize anyone in those pictures. Sorry I couldn't help.
|By bobby lewis (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 01:53 am:|
hi deanne, bobby lewis here.
thank you for that very nice paragraph you left
for me. of course i remember you. i wasnt sure
it was really you until i received the message.
i hope you are doing well. george turned me onto this site. its quite a bit of fun. i didnt know
there was such an interest in the old days.
we did have a lot of fun then. the cameradery
that existed between bands and members no longer
exists like that today. thanks again for your kind words. and ive got to thank george for
turning me on to this forum.
bye for now. bobby
|By DeAnne (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 01:45 pm:|
I'm meeting Fred Saxon for coffee this morning because of the Forum. He is in town for a convention. Haven't seen him since '68. This should be fun. For you record collectors, I am giving him "Head and Shoulders" because he produced it and doesn't have a copy. I'm glad that I kept it. Thanks to David and Lowell for bringing old friends together.
|By DeAnne (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 01:55 pm:|
Dear Bobby...Will I see you at the reunion on the 6th. I do have an old picture of you with a picture frame around your neck...was that from your album or is my memory slipping? Maybe you shouldn't answer that.
|By Carl Dixon London (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 01:58 pm:|
DeAnne - that is a wonderful thing to say. I think most of us are sharing something very special on the forum, reading all the postings and interacting. Sometimes it is hard to keep up with developments. Lowell and David thank you again.
|By david, glasgow, scotland (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 03:24 pm:|
deanne that is a wonderful gesture. please tell him we're asking for him.
if only we could beam back to tera shirma 1968!
|By bobby lewis (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 04:35 pm:|
hi deanne.i dont know anything about the 6th.
if it is may 6,thats doable.that picture you spoke of was used on a live album of the headliners from atlanta, g.a. circa. 1967. gotta go. bobby
|By Ralph (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 05:11 pm:|
I'll tAlk to Fred and see if he'll come on the forum and talk about the making of Head and Shoulders. Could be interesting.
|By DeAnne (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 10:20 pm:|
Bobby...the reunion is September 6th....we plan way ahead...that's when I will be in Detroit, and most of the guys are accomodating me. My reunion with Fred was a blast. Met his wife Laura, we had breakfast and I brought them to my home for a short visit. He was thrilled with the record. I told him about everyone on the forum that he knew from the 60's, and he said that he would check it out. I'm sure he can share his story about "head and shoulders". Talk to you soon.
|By DAVID KOVARIK (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 12:08 am:|
THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT BUDDY. IT SURE WAS FUN A FEW WEEKS AGO, THANKS SO MUCH FOR LETTING ME SIT IN. YOU GUYS DO A GREAT JOB DOWN THERE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEPT. 6TH. GEORGE MY FRIEND NICE OF YOU TO SPEAK SO HIGHLY OF ME. GEORGE AND I AND NICK PALISE HAVE BEEN DOING SOME WOOD SHEDDING ON SUNDAYS FOR FUN AND READING OUR ASSES OFF.
DENNIS COX IS VERY TASTY AND DOING A GREAT JOB.GLAD TO BE BACK, I HOPE I DONT LET A LOT OF PEOPLE DOWN.
|By DAVID KOVARIK (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 12:17 am:|
THANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENT, MAYBE YOU ARE RIGHT THE BRAIN AND THE FINGERS NEVER CEASE TO KEEP PLAYING, BUT THE MOUTH DOES.STRUGGLING RIGHT NOW TO GET MY ARMATURE BACK.PAM AND I ARE SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THE OLD TIMES TALK. IS KELLY COMING TO
TALK WITH YOU SOON.
|By THREE TOED SLOTH (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 05:27 am:|
CLIFF. ITS BEEN HOURS SINCE I SPOKE TO YOU LAST I MISS YOU SO MUCH . HHAHAHAHAH
|By CLIFF (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Saturday, April 13, 2002 - 03:30 am:|
i miss you to three toed sloth.
GLAD TO HEAR YOUR STILL AROUND. PLAYING THE JAMS AS USUAL OR WAS THAT YOUR DAD.LOL
KEEP IN TOUCH
|By DeAnne (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Saturday, April 13, 2002 - 04:00 am:|
I keep talking to Kelly about the reunion and I think she will come with us. I know that we are going to have the time of our life. I am really glad to know that people remember that time... it's almost like another lifetime. Dave...you will play your ass off that night..and I can't wait to see you. I remembe some nights at the Towne house that you would play and bring tears to my eyes because there was so much soul in that sax.
Talk to you soon.
|By clark reid (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Sunday, June 16, 2002 - 01:20 am:|
Hi DeAnne & everybody. I spent some 25 years in radio including 4 yearson WJR and 9 years at WJBK.
I left that business in 1965 (remember the colossal flop of WJBK's "Beautiful Music" after years of dominance in playing hit records.
Some of the old group gather for lunch occasionally -- last time we had Lee Alan, Barney Ales, Gordon Prince, Tom Gelardi, Art Cervi, George Young, Dick Purtan, Dave Shafer, Armen Boladian, Art Vuolo. Would like to contact Curly Dmytro and Leo Cheslak.
|By Ralph (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Sunday, June 16, 2002 - 01:34 am:|
A very warm welcome to the forum. Remember The Sunliners? I was the keyboard player. You were always very supportive of us and we always spoke highly of you. So good to see you here.
|By thecount (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Sunday, June 16, 2002 - 01:59 pm:|
Clark THE REID KEID,great to see you here.Steve the Count here from The 5ive Invictas.I truley miss those days of the good ol record hops we did with you and WJBK,(the thunderbowl,motor city roller rink,the mayflower roller rink,ETC.)Remember our mamager DUKE MITCHELL?sorry to say he has passed away.The last time I spoke with you was when we met at Jammies with you and Dave Shaffer durring the DJ reunion at the NOVI Hilton.EDDIE MORELLI was asking about you and all I had was your number from about 5ive yrs.ago.Anyhow,I made him a CD of some of the old WJBK radio spots and advertisments with you and The Rebel with a cause,ROB.E.Lee,and some of the record hop announcements with what groups were appearing,along with us THE 5ive Invictas.Clark I just want to thank you for all those wonderful times and great people we got to meet and perform with,with you and the hops.So many fond memories.Keep in touch My Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Steve "The Count"
|By DeAnne (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Monday, June 17, 2002 - 12:03 am:|
Hi Clark..so glad to hear from you. Dick Bossi (Stanford) and I talk about you often. He has kept informed about you throughout the years. So glad you are on the Forum. You can add so much to the information about the 60's in Detroit.
|By Guy Gillis (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Monday, June 17, 2002 - 08:17 pm:|
Dick Stanford came down to the Clawson Friday night. It was great seeing Dick after 35 years.
He came up on stage and sang a couple of songs
and we talked about the old days.
|By DeAnne (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Thursday, June 20, 2002 - 01:56 pm:|
I will call him this weekend and find out about his trip. I'm so glad that he saw you.
|By DanS (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 05:39 pm:|
I finally was able to get the picture of the Topics on the forum. Chrck it out
|By PAMELA KOVARIK (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 04:35 am:|
JUST A QUICK NOTE TO LET YOU KNOW DAVE PLAYED A BENEFIT DOWN AT JAMMERS, AND SOUNDED OH SOOOO GOOD. YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD OF HIM AFTER 30 YEARS. HE HASNT LOST A THING, BUT OF COURSE I DONT TELL HIM THAT. THE EVENING WAS FUN FILLED AND I WORKED THE DOOR AND WORKED MY AS--- OFF. IT WAS ABOUT 150 DEGREES IN THERE. RARE EARTH AND 3's COMPANY BOTH PLAYED AND OF COURSE ROCKED THE HOUSE DOWN. WHAT A NIGHT. RAISED A TON OF MONEY FOR THE CHILD. CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO GET HERE. ARE YOU GETTING ANXIOUS??? I HEARD CHRIS PETERSON MIGHT COME DOWN??? I HOPE A LOT OF PEOPLE SHOW.WELL LOVE STAY WELL AND SEE YOU SOON.
|By DeAnne (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 03, 2002 - 10:31 pm:|
Hi Pam, I've been in California since last Wed. so I just got your note. Yes, I am very excited about the trip. There was no doubt in my mind that Dave would be fantastic. Can't wait to see everyone in Sept. Love...
|By DeAnne (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 - 01:56 pm:|
Pam, I hope you see this posting. We will be in Thursday - Monday. I'm hoping to see you and Dave on Friday, but maybe we can get together on Sunday as well. I'll try and give you a call within the next couple of weeks so that we can make plans. ...Love...
P.S. Ian....thanks for the new tape...haven't listned yet but, I loved your letter. Talk to you soon.
|By Carl Dixon London (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 - 05:23 pm:|
Hi DeAnne - it's almost a small world. The TV station I work for has just broadcast 'live darts' from Las Vegas over the w/end just gone. I was speaking to one of the OB engineers on the talk back about Motown and you!! They must have thought I was crazy, but I was wondering whether you might have been performing at the Hotel the transmission came from! Darts - can you believe it?
|By mr.bassman (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 - 11:06 pm:|
|By DeAnne (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Sunday, July 14, 2002 - 03:10 am:|
Yes it is a small world, Carl....I believe the dart tournament was held at the Riviera....This coming Friday night, I will be performing at the Fiesta Hotel and Casino...depending on who was filming darts, I might have known them. Which TV station do you work for???
|By Carl Dixon London (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Sunday, July 14, 2002 - 10:41 am:|
DeAnne - I work for BSKYB, in London! I am not certain whether that darts tournament was aired in the US. It was a London based technical crew sent over there to do it! BSKYB's sister station in the US is FOX Television. We actually transmit Fox News over the UK as well as our own UK news service. The Las Vegas television contractors are very efficient, well, the ones that we use anyway. I think they enjoy working with us,as we always seem to have a laugh solving any technical problems that are an issue. I remember the year before last we covered the US Open from Flushing Meadows. We downlinked at least 4 seprate video carriers, here in London, but once lined up had time to spare before the transmission. I asked the sound supervisior to play music rather than tone as an ident and that way we would definatley know it was them - especially after he confirmed that his musical tastes were similar to mine. So for the next week or so, we were privilaged to hear wonderful soul music on all the carriers. This also meant that the other European takers enjoyed it too! It certainly is a small world - I was asking the Darts crew to keep an eye out for you and say hello if they could. It would be funny to witness 'Hi DeAnne, I work for bla bla bla, in Vegas, but I have a message for you from London!!'
|By A. Friend (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 12:17 pm:|
September 6th is almost here and we are anticipating your arrival. Watch for postings regarding this reunion.