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  • Levi Stubbs – Tops at Motown

    By Scott Westerman – Curator – Keener13.comWhen you think of the great Motown male voices, Levi Stubbs stood alone. Few could emulate the plaintive wail of Edwin Starr, and while both David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks had solo careers, they are forever linked with the Temptations. Stubbs literally defined the Four Tops sound, so much […]

    Oct 18th, 2008 | Filed under Keener
  • Share your opinions on our new and improved Keener Forum

    The WKNR Forums are back and better than ever. Head right this way and you’ll be able to discuss 60s pop culture, Motown, Michigan Rock, Detroit radio & TV and anything remotely Keener connected. Please avoid the flames as we’re a friendly bunch, but have fun and make some new friends!

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    May 9th, 2008 | Filed under Keener
  • The “Motown Candidate”

    When the Republicans were in Michigan ahead of the primary election, one candidate gushed about an underground Motown legend. It turns out that Mike Huckabee is a huge James Jamerson fan. DetNews.com’s Susan Whitall blogs about it.

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    Jan 21st, 2008 | Filed under Keener
  • Tops Win Name Rights in Britain

    What’s in a name? According to the Associated press, a British judge has ordered a rival group to stop using the Four Tops name. There are tribute acts everywhere. In Las Vegas, the Elvis impersonators alone are an industry, but High Court judge Nicholas Warren says that Oliver Miller crossed the line when he used […]

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    Nov 10th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • Gordy Blvd is Grand

    Motown royalty gathered in Detroit to celebrate the renaming of a section of Grand Avenue in honor of founder Berry Gordy, Jr. Susan Whitall covers the names and faces who attended.

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    Oct 20th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
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