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  • Wonder at Meadowbrook

    Steve Wonder attracted “a true rainbow coalition who came from city and suburb, of all races and surprisingly, more than just baby boomers.” Susan Whitall covers his return to Detroit and Mitch Albom shares an appreciation that approaches poetry.

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    Aug 28th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • New in the Aircheck Archive – Steve Robbins, January, 1967

    When Jim Jeffries left Keener for WQXI, part-timer Steve Robbins assumed the overnight chores. He was at the station for less than a year and had the distinction of writing a music column in one of the interim newspapers that published duing the 1967 newspaper strike. In January, the Monkees were riding high on the […]

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    Aug 13th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • Elvis still sells

    Like him or not, there’s no question that Elvis Presley still is a phenomenon. New generations, born long after he “left the building” are fascinated with his life and career, his recordings still sell at a brisk pace, and Elvis impersonators represent a measurable showbiz segment, wherever gamblers congregate, from the pueblos of New Mexico […]

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    Aug 12th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
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  • Faygo at 100

    For those of us who grew up listening to WKNR in the 60s, Faygo was as much a part of the culture as Ballpark Franks, Strohs Beer and the Ernie Harwell. What you might not know is that it was Faygo?that coined the term “pop” after the sound made when you open a Faygo bottle. […]

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    Aug 8th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
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  • Singer/Producer Hazlewood was a Keener fave

    He was best known as the writer/producer of Nancy Sinatra’s 1966 break through “These Boots Are Made For Walking”, but Lee Hazlewood, who died this week at age 78, put his imprint on a number of Keener hits. The former Arizona disk jockey charted twice as a singer. A pair of duets with Sinatra, “Jackson” […]

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    Aug 7th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • Susan Whitall: “Layla” writes her memoirs

    Pattie Boyd, the woman every hardcore Beatle fan knows as the British model who married George Harrison, leaving him for Eric Clapton, is releasing a juicy autobiography. What was her connection to the film “Hard Day’s Night”? Was Pattie the cause of Clapton’s heroin addiction? Is she the woman Harrison was thinking about when he […]

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    Aug 7th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • The story behind the Beach Boys’ Little Deuce Coupe

    “I’m not braggin babe so don’t put me down, but I’ve got the fastest set of wheels in town.” With that sentence, Brian Wilson and Roger Christian kicked off one of the most popular car songs of all time. Little Deuce Coupe was actually a B-Side, released on the flip of Surfer Girl in July […]

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    Aug 1st, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • Just Roll Tape

    In April of 1968, Stephen Stills was fresh from the breakup of Buffalo Springfield and in the final throws of a romance with Judy Collins. After a late night session helping her record the sound track for “The Subject Was Roses”, Stills paid the studio engineer to hang around and unpacked his guitar. Keener13.com curator […]

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    Aug 1st, 2007 | Filed under Keener
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