Studios of Sixties Detroit

(courtesy Detroit Public Library )

2648 West Grand Boulevard was every Soul Fan's  introduction to Musical Geography!

For Northern Soul fans, however, Detroit was also about Golden World on West Davison.

This was certainly the location which sparked my interest in this amazing City.

As I began to chart the addresses associated with the music industry, I became aware of an incredible story.

In this first database, I would like to concentrate on the Studios which peppered the city.

Most of the detail has come from the Yellow Pages of the era and I acknowledge the help of the Detroit Public Library for very kindly copying the necessary pages and forwarding them to me so many miles away.  Thanks also to Graham Finch for additionally supplying years 1960 and 1962.

Within the database is a column which shows the extent of the advertising of the companies involved. That detail runs from 1960 through to 1967.

Other studios are also included,  such as Tower which I believe was post 1969.

Any help with gaps or errata will be gratefully received.

Finally, under no circumstances must this detail be reproduced without permission.

Notes thanks to David Meikle.



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