The Reflections - Golden
World's most successful act.
Tony Micale (right) shakes hands
with emcee Lee Alan.
(photograph courtesy Millie
In May 2002,
my interest in Detroit was subject to a feature
on the front page of the Free Press newspaper.
led to a huge amount of interest from Detroiters across the United
communication stood above the rest however.
It said simply, "Please
contact me (JoAnne Bratton) regarding Ric-Tic Records and
Golden World - Thank You"
seconds later I was talking to one of the most important
people in Detroit Music History.
a result of that half hour phone call I was also able to
make contact with Bob d'Orleans, who provided the expertise
which led to the construction of the Golden World studios.
them they gave me an insight to parts of the company which had been shrouded in mystery.
would like to thank them for giving me their time so
complement their story I was also able to call on the
archives of the Forum
database, which holds a lot of first hand knowledge from
those who were there.
to everyone for their input.
thanks also to Ed Wolfrum, Dougie Ward (for his GW record collection),
Graham Finch, Davie Gordon, and Graham
Anthony's much-missed English fanzine, "Detroit City