detroit wjlb dj ernie durham may 1958

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"Cash Box," May 10, 1958:
The EBs visiting with disc jockey Ernie Durham of WJLB, Detroit. The jockey is shown discussing the Everlys' new Cadence LP with Phil while Don talks with telephone callers fr...
Mary
Americans speak of "Midwestern reserve," a certain trait usually attributed to the region's residents. I know it well. But it was great Midwestern cities like Detroit, above, and Cleveland, home of DJ Alan Freed who coined the phrase "rock 'n' roll" and who hosted early rock shows, quickly dissemina...
  • April 20, 2017
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Mary
It is that historical connection that Cleveland has that helped the city land the Rock n Roll Museum and Hall of Fame, when other U.S. cities were vying hard for the honor.
  • April 20, 2017
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Mary
I really like this old photo. It is another where the quality of reproduction is poor, but at least Don looks like Don and Phil looks like Phil. There seems to have been some retouching but the EBs' faces are accurate.
  • April 20, 2017
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Lenore
Even the DJs dressed up in those days! Anything goes now! I am sure there are shorts in the summer and perhaps some t-shirts now!
  • April 21, 2017
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Lenore
This photo looks like it could have water damage? Or been exposed to lots of humidity? Don and Phil do look pretty much like themselves.
  • April 21, 2017
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Lenore
That middle guy looks a little like Alan Freed. I thought it was him when I first clicked on this photo and before I read the caption.
  • April 21, 2017
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Lenore
The effect of this photo is as if you were looking at it through a glass pane that has water running down the pane, i.e., rain on a window.
  • April 22, 2017
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