too! From what part of Detroit I'm not sure - she probably mentioned when I was younger but I have forgotten. I'll ask my Sis and see if she can recall. Anyway, Mom watched "8 mile" with us when it came out on DVD and gave us a running commentary in between dialog about the various streets and landmarks, etc. Apparently lots of things there had not changed that much - and she left there early in her twenties after marriage. That would have been the early Fifties - Dad "swept her off her feet" and they went where his work took him, a few years later Victoria ( my sister ) was born - '57, then myself in '59.
I always enjoyed Kasem's show. And absolutely love most Motown hits,
lots of which we as a family listened to endlessly on Dad's "hi -fi" (He was an electronics 'nut' and spent a lot of his "discretionary income" on amps, reel-to-reels, turntables, etc. He even got to see Wishbone Ash live in England around 1970 - I always envied him for that! He and Mom would go to jazz clubs in London often when we kids were far too young for that - Mom once complained her ears rang for a whole day after a particularly loud event - she said they were sitting way too close to the stage! (but Dad insisted, wanting to get the 'full experience'. Again, can't remember who was playing).
Anyhow, thanks for "triggering" a nice memory - one of these days I plan to make a 'pilgrimage' of sorts to Detroit. Just for kicks.
Rick " what I'd _really_ like to do is retire in the UK - I still miss the weather of my childhood " Jones