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Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

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 ...

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels: The Soul Of Ryder

Profile and Interview by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, December 1966

MANY TRY but few white entertainers really succeed in singing the blues as they should be sung. The blues which come from deep inside seem ...

Mitch Ryder: University of Detroit

Live Review by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, January 1967

It's All Mitch Ryder — Straight to the Top ...

The Mitch Ryder Interview

Interview by Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, July 1970

This interview was found in the vaults by Harold Colson, an ace Librarian at the University of California at San Diego.Harold is researching the Stones’ ...

Detroit's Rock Culture

Overview by Lester Bangs, Phonograph Record, December 1972

DETROIT, FOUNDED in 1736 by a turncoat (to both sides) halfbreed Indian named Quazimodo from the Kuitee tribe which dwelled circa 1670-1777 on the shores ...

Rock Stars Talk Back

Comment by Susan Whitall, Creem, May 1977

Dozens listen. ...

Mitch Ryder At The Whisky

Live Review by Don Snowden, LA Weekly, March 1979

AT HIS FAMOUS ROXY GIG of three-and-a-half years ago, Bruce Springsteen prefaced a superb encore of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels' greatest hits by ...

Ted Nugent: Scream Dream/Mitch Ryder: Naked but Not Dead

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, August 1980

PAINTED IN CONTRASTING shades of urban blight, suburban boredom and rural decay, Michigan is perfect primitive rock & roll territory: a place where nothin' to ...

Mitch Ryder: From The Detroit To The Top Ten

Retrospective by Fred Dellar, History of Rock, The, 1983

Mitch Ryder meant guts, sweat, bump 'n' grind. His skin was white but he sounded black. He came from Detroit and he should have worked ...

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