The Historians

West Side Detroit

There is virtually nothing in book format relating to the many small studios and record companies which existed in sixties Detroit.

However, you will already have noted from this partially complete site that there is a vast story to be told.

One guy who is about to put amends to that is Graham Finch. Graham is from Lincoln but now lives in Taiwan making a living teaching English. Most, if not all, of his spare time is spent researching and putting together this book.

I was privileged to be with him in September 2001 as he visited many of the greats of sixties Detroit. No address in the city, day or night, was out of bounds to him as he went about his business with a passion.

This photograph shows him at the door of William Weatherspoon, one of the Motown greats. Unfortunately William was out, but that won't put Graham off; he'll return another day. 

One thing may surprise Mr Weatherspoon however, Graham may prefer to talk about Correc-tone Studios on 12th Street, before mighty Motown on West Grand Boulevard.

Notes thanks to David Meikle.



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