Michigan Rock and Roll Links

 

Check out these sites for more Michigan rock 'n roll history!

www.motorcitymusicarchives.com  A great site devoted to the bands and venues of Detroit.

www.grandrapidsrocks.com  A cool site dedicated to the music, bands, and labels of West Michigan.

www.weetacgoodguys.com  An interesting site containing an audio archive of vintage airchecks, original disk jockey interviews, and newly created programming that honors the history of Mid-Michigan's best radio station, WTAC of Flint.

www.segerfile.com  This is the ultimate Bob Seger fan site.  It contains a wealth of information about Michigan's favorite rocker.

www.soulfuldetroit.com  A fantastic site devoted to the history of soul music in Detroit.

www.lexjansen.com/fortune/  A site that focues on Fortune Records, Detroit's first great independent record label.

www.seabear.se/Front.php.  This fascinating site has extensive information on the singles released on all of the Motown labels as well as the other important independent R&B record labels in Detroit.

http://rocknrollgraffiti.blogspot.com/  A collection of columns that often spotlighted the artists, venues, and recordings from the Upper Peninsula that contributed to Michigan's rock and roll history.

www.motownmuseum.com  The official site for Michigan's greatest record label and the only rock and roll museum in the state.

www.baycitymotorcompany.com  The home of both the coolest cars in the state and the official display of Michigan Rock and Roll Legends.

www.keener13.com/  This must have been the "Detroit station"  that Mitch Ryder was singing about.  The site preserves the radio history of one of Michigan's greatest AM rock and roll stations, WKNR.

www.retrokimmer.com  A very cool site that has lots of video, interesting stories, and up-to-date news on the Motor City music scene.

http://60sgaragebands.com/  A great source of up-to-the-minute information on the release of CDs, books, and DVDs dealing with garage bands, both well-known and obscure.  Most of the items can be purchased directly from the site.

http://upgrooves.blogspot.com  An interesting site that attempts  to chronicle every commercially-released record (pre-1987) with a tie to the Upper Peninsula.

www.myfirstband.com/  A groovy site that focuses on bands you've probably never heard of, but it is definitely worth a look.  Michigan has 85 different bands listed - more than any other state!

www.garagehangover.com/?q=taxonomy/term/3/9  This fab site is devoted to garage bands from all over the U.S. and also from other countries.  The above link will take you directly to the section dealing with Michigan bands.  Lots of awesome photos and audio clips.

www.westmichmusichystericalsociety.com  This interactive site is attempting to document both the present music scene as well as the history of West Michigan musical culture.