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RINGO STARR

dennis

January 3rd, 2015

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RINGO STARR               I was on an expedition in the high Sierras in Northern California on horseback. When I rode back to base camp I was surprised to hear there was a message waiting for me. The message was […]

WILSON PICKETT

dennis

December 27th, 2014

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WILSON PICKETT One day in the early 70s I got a telephone call from Brad Shapiro. Brad and Dave Crawford were producing an album on Wilson Pickett at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio with the Swampers in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. They offered me double scale for […]

GOLDEN WORLD AND RIC-TIC RECORDS

dennis

December 6th, 2014

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GOLDEN WORLD AND RIC-TIC RECORDS My first session at Golden World Studios surprised me. One day I got a call from Herman Wheems who worked for Ed Wingate the owner of Gold World Studios and the record labels Golden World and Ric-Tic. Herman asked me […]

TWIRL AND IMPACT RECORDS

dennis

December 6th, 2014

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TWIRL AND IMPACT RECORDS Twirl Records was formed by producer Harry Balk and investor and deal maker Irving Micahnik. Impact Records was formed later by Harry after he and Irving had dissolved their partnership. Twirl Records had an office at 20 Alexandrine close to Woodward […]

Guitars, Bars, and Motown Superstars

dennis

November 28th, 2014

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Guitars, Bars, and Motown Superstars I remember back in the 90s when I used to frequent a bar called Mr. B’s in Troy, Michigan. Every so often Northern Soul fans from the UK would visit. They always asked me very specific questions about my music […]