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Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Free Press is the largest daily newspaper in Detroit, Michigan, and is under the same ownership as The Detroit News.

The Rolling Stones: The Girls Waited 8 Hours, Finally Met the Stones!

Report by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, December 1965

NOBODY'S GOING to get Valerie Stewart, 14, or Patricia Curtis, 13, off their clouds. The guys who put them up on cloud 9 are the ...

The Byrds: Those Byrds Flew In For a Gig — You Dig?

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, December 1965

THE BYRDS was here. Between an appearance in Saginaw Monday and one in Cleveland Wednesday, the California-based singers dashed into Detroit to tape numbers for ...

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Closest Thing to Blues This Side of Chicago

Profile and Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, April 1966

THE PAUL Butterfield Blues Band is tearing audiences apart at The Living End with some of the grooviest sounds I've ever heard. The club is ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones Really Nice Guys

Report and Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, July 1966

They Just Hate Stupidity ...

Frank Zappa, The Mothers Of Invention: The Mothers of Invention: If You Get A Headache…

Report and Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, July 1966

MOTHERS AND fathers, you thought the Beatles were bad. You got up in arms about the Rolling Stones. Sonny and Cher made you cringe. Well, ...

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels: Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels: A Rocket on the Road to Fame: Mitch and His Four Wheels

Profile and Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, August 1966

THE MONSTER eight-door white Pontiac, looking more like an ambulance than a limousine for stars, stopped in places like Arnold's Park, Iowa; Freemont, Neb.; Sioux ...

The Beatles: Four Smiling, Tired Guys Talk About Their Music

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, August 1966

THEY'RE REAL. The Beatles, that is. I had never seen them in the flesh before, so I expected some kind of supermen to step out ...

Bob Seger & the Last Heard: Coming Up — 'Persecution Smith

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, September 1966

WHAT'S 'EAST Side Story' about? Ask Bob Seger, 21, from Ann Arbor — he's the guy who wrote it and sings it. ...

Smokey Robinson, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: The Other Smokey Robinson — Songwriter

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, October 1966

BACK IN 1957 Bill "Smokey" Robinson, then 17, bumped into Berry Gordy Jr. Smokey had a stack of about 100 songs he had written, and ...

Maxine Brown, The Buena Vistas, Chuck Jackson, Jefferson Airplane, The Kingsmen, Terry Knight & the Pack, Love, Peter and Gordon, Lou Rawls, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, Bob Seger, Dionne Warwick: Loraine Alterman on Records: The Fascinating Sounds Of a Group Called Love

Review by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, January 1967

THE TREMENDOUSLY talented West Coast group called Love still hasn't made it into the bright spotlight of fame like the Beach Boys or the Lovin' ...

Donna Lynn, MC5, The Outsiders: The MC-5: 'More Like One Big Musician'

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, February 1967

SOME PEOPLE call it psychedelic. The MC-5 call it the "new music." They should know, for they are the leading exponents of the far-out sounds ...

Cream, Aretha Franklin, Harpers Bizarre, The Marvelettes, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, The Who, The Yardbirds: Loraine Alterman On Records: England's Exciting New Flavor: Fresh Cream

Review by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, April 1967

TO REACH Mecca in pop music means finding your own sound. Very few make it. Most groups fall down somewhere along the way. ...

Jimi Hendrix: The Jimi Hendrix Experience: 'Frantic — Yet Somehow Casual'

Report and Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, August 1967

NO EXAGGERATION: The Jimi Hendrix Experience is the most exciting act I have yet seen in pop music. ...

Cream, Donovan: Cream/Donovan: The Cream Set Records in Detroit

Report and Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, October 1967

LAST WEEKEND about 4,500 kids proved that Detroit knows good contemporary music. ...

Bobby Darin: Hate to Ruin His Image, but He's Nice

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, November 1967

I REALLY hate to ruin anyone's reputation, but Bobby Darin just doesn't live up to his: During his years in show business, Bobby has often ...

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