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    Say hello to lee alan "on the horn"

    Arguably Detroit's top DJ of all time has recently joined us. While in The Sunliners, I had the pleasure to work with Lee many times. Feel free to ask some questions. Welcome to the forum. Lee. Good to be with you again.

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    Hi Lee! Thanks for joining us. A 'touchy' question - how prevalent was ... 'influence' ... from record labels to play (or not play!) certain releases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralpht View Post
    Arguably Detroit's top DJ of all time has recently joined us. While in The Sunliners, I had the pleasure to work with Lee many times. Feel free to ask some questions. Welcome to the forum. Lee. Good to be with you again.
    Other than DJ-ing what else did you do with Lee? And what years were the time range?

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    I didn't DJ. The Sunliners appeared at many of Lee's music events. Mid 60's.

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    Welcome, Lee. I'd like to know if the station where you gigged kept any airchecks? I really like those as they can have the news of the day and the commercials that were created for that partucilar market. The music is nice but news and radio advertisements are the icing on the cake to me. Thanks for your time.

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    Having a minor problem getting Lee signed on. Stand by.

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    Thanks to you I finally was able to sign in.....and thanks for the compliment.

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    Re "touchy question" The promo people in Detroit for the most part were highly knowledgeable and professional. And I might say very valuable to us. So I considered their input essential.

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    What else did I do. thanks for asking, but its a long story. So long in fact that I wrote a book about it. My last position with WXYZ in Detroit was on the air and Program
    Director of the station and Television Shows on Channel 7 ABC. From there I was licensed by the Michigan State Board of Education and opened The Lee Alan School of Broadcast Arts, sold it after two years to Specs Howard and then developed my own national Advertising Agency.......

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    Hi. Regarding Air Checks. The station kept nothing....but I did. I still have a huge library collection of everyone on WXYZ and others in Detroit.

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    Good to see you Lee. Sorry for the hassle.

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    About the Sunliners. They ( and you as one of them) were fabulous and yes, appeared countless time on our weekly TV show " Club 1270" and on the terrific iconic stage at Walled Lake Casino where we broadcast for a few years. The Sunliners were there with me when "Little" Stevie Wonder made his first Detroit appearance. Also when ABC produced my network pilot entitled "The Swingin' Kind" there they were again. On those three shows for ABC were the Supremes, "Little" Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bobby Rydell, the original Coasters, Leslie Gore and others. Again, sadly, the station erased those tapes. but when Chuck Snead our director passed few months ago his son found audio tapes of all three shows. No video though. they are being digitized and i plan to have them at an event in Michigan coming up in September.....

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    Yeah Lee, we had some times. Great news about the found audio of the shows,

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    So I understand Robin Seymour will be at the event in September?

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    Re Robin Seymour. Yes. He will soon be 94 years young and just published his book: "The DJ That Launched 1000 Hits. Celebrities and the public will be there. Everyone whi is still with us from KEENER, Lots of the CKLW people, A couple of us from WXYZ. Some of the Promo people. Harvey Cooper, Tommy Gialardi, etc. Charlie Langton from FOX 2 is covering it etc. Lots more Am I allowed tom post the link to the event here ? If so I will.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Alan View Post
    Hi. Regarding Air Checks. The station kept nothing....but I did. I still have a huge library collection of everyone on WXYZ and others in Detroit.
    Wonderful! Please find some way hopefully to make these available for all to listen to!!

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    Lee....feel free to post what you want.

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    LOST ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL SOUL THIS WEEK Many of you won't know his name. He was responsible for making sure we all played and heard the Motown music in Detroit. A kind, caring, wonderful lifelong friend who was looking forward to coming to The Last Reunion. Gordon Prince and I spent many days fishing the unspoiled waters of some of those northern Canadian fly in lakes many only dream about. We'd just talk and wonder at it all. Two young guys looking at their futures and wondering where they would take us, Gordon's future is complete now. He has joined so many now in heaven. Thank God I was able to see him not long ago at a luncheon along with Harvey Cooper now from LA, and Tommy Gilardi who was our go to person for Capital in the 60s and 70s. There we were some 40 years later as if there was no gap in time at all. Funny though...after a few minutes they all looked and sounded young again... Both Harvey and Tommy will be at The Last Reunion in September.....Gordy will be watching Will yuu be there ?

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    Here's the information site for The Last Reunion. I am in Florida, but wll be back for this. More media, music, authors, mixed with public than ever before. Only one I think. Definitely last one. Robin will be coming from San Antonio. What a time will be. And reasonably up close and personal. Capacity about 350. Already about half there. Would like to find someone from the era to play a couple things....memories. www.leealancreative.com/reunion.html.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogiedown View Post
    Wonderful! Please find some way hopefully to make these available for all to listen to!!
    Yep, that's what my post was about also. I'd like to get my hands on a few from a Detroit station.

  21. Lee: it was a pleasure to meet you in Detroit in 2016. It was so sad and shocking to hear the news about Gordon. It was a privilege to know him. Here's the West Grand Blog tribute, in case you haven't seen it:

    https://www.adampwhite.com/westgrandblog/soulful-gordon

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    Thank you. I posted a reply to your tribute to Gordon. We were lifelong friends
    Lee Alan

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    Hey Lee! Welcome to SD! “Set Me Free” is one of my favorite quirky Motown gems that I first heard and fell in love with over 10 years ago! It could very well be considered an early prototype of rap. You, the Vandellas and the band made for a perfect combination. Is it true that Marvin Gaye was on keys, Stevie Wonder sat in on drums and Smokey blew the infamous horn? 😆😁😁

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    All True............ Pop Corn produced "Set Me Free": and Barney Ales was watching. Too bad we didn't take pictures.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Alan View Post
    All True............ Pop Corn produced "Set Me Free": and Barney Ales was watching. Too bad we didn't take pictures.....
    Lee, would you happened to know where Barney Ales is today? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Alan View Post
    Hi. Regarding Air Checks. The station kept nothing....but I did. I still have a huge library collection of everyone on WXYZ and others in Detroit.
    Lee did you ever do any work with CKLW?

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