Owned in 1966 by the legendary
Mike Hanks, and situated only 15 minutes from Hitsville,
this building also looks like a former residence.
Prior to this he had operated
from 2828 McGraw. That building was famously known as the
Mike was an all rounder on
the music scene having been a record company owner, musician,
songwriter and performer.
His output was so prolific,
he required the following record labels to display his
D Town/Wee3/Wheel City/Wheelsville/USD/Soul
Mike also worked with Carmen
Murphy in the early sixties.
When I spoke to the current
owner in May 2001, he was aware that Mike had been a former
proprietor, but regretted that any evidence had long since
Sadly, Hanks met a violent
end when he was shot dead by a youth outside the Twenty
Just out of the picture, on
the right, are the premises of the former Special Recording
Studios, which were at 3026 East Grand Blvd.
Notes thanks to