Topic: Detroit '67 - Stuart Cosgrove

The story of Detroit in 1967 - one month per chapter, describing the riots and slow decline of the city and also the goings on at Motown, in particular the sacking of Florence Ballard.

Sometimes the attempts to link Motown and The Supremes to the wider events in the city is a bit clunky, but it's an ace read all the same. There's a fair bit on John Sinclair and the MC5, but the insights on soul in general, and Motown in particular, are fascinating.

Learning that Tammi Terrell was named after Ernie Terrell the boxer was worth the entrance money itself, for me.

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Re: Detroit '67 - Stuart Cosgrove

..and the front cover photo is brill:

https://jazzinphoto.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/supreme-1961-photo-art-shay.jpg

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Re: Detroit '67 - Stuart Cosgrove

Yeah, really good book. And now Memphis 68 has just come out (second part of a trilogy)

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Third part out next year documenting punk's early years - Sham 69.

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Sneak preview of the cover. Looks great.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/bd/cc/8d/bdcc8dd9ed432e4dca77da1ef8f34ce4--brit-pop-music-images.jpg

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Saw them once about 94 in York. There was a little moshpit at the front. Stood at the back with my mate who had a sensible shirt on, glasses and a neat side side parting. 'Hold my pint' he said, 'I'm off in'. He returned 15 minutes later looking like he'd just returned from The Somme. Shirt all ripped, lost all the buttons, hair lathered down with sweat, crooked, bent glasses and bruised ribs. He nonchalantly took his pint back, stood next to me and nodded along for the last couple of songs as if nothing had happened.

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Re: Detroit '67 - Stuart Cosgrove

"I don't really care no more
I don't care at all
A black man's black and a white man's white
But we're all the bleeding same"

Think about what Jimmy's saying there, yeah?

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Re: Detroit '67 - Stuart Cosgrove

Wise words.

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