thanks to Susan Whitall for spotting this beautiful image on
the World Wide Web
The clock probably
stopped ticking on that fateful day in September '66, when
Motown moved into their newly acquired Davison Avenue
Facility (Studio B).
is pleasing to note, however, that it is now a collectors item which
hangs proudly in a record shop on the outskirts of East
the story of Golden World together has been so interesting.
120 45's, 3 albums, 65 artists/groups, dozens of
songwriter/arrangers/producers, all made Golden World the
cult it is today.
most of all, two people were prepared to take the risks,
Ed Wingate and Joanne Bratton.
leave you with a fitting tribute from one who was there, Ms DeAnne James......
Wingate came to my house to sign contracts and meet my
family in late 1964.
lived in the heart of Detroit, on Lycaste street near Mack
Avenue (near St. Jean). I
remember that he laughed when he got there because he said
that my neighbourhood was scarier than anything he had seen
in a long time. I guess it really was the ghetto by that
was a classy man, and was always so nice to me. He said that
he thought I was pretty. That always stayed with me.
Wingate will always have a special place in my heart because
he believed in me and my talent."
Starr Rest In Peace.
webisode is dedicated to the memory of Charles Edwin Hatcher,
who passed on Wednesday, 2nd April, 2003.
45's, on the Ric-Tic label, gave us some of the most
exciting music to be played on the Northern Soul scene.
that, we are eternally grateful.