Welcome to the redesigned Michigan Rock and Roll Legends web page. The 2013 MRRL vote is closed! See the results in Dr. J's Blog. The 2014 vote will open on January 1st.
Michigan's online Hall of Fame. A total of 72 artists and individuals have been inducted into MRRL during the past nine years. Read their biographies along with recommended recordings, books, the best Internet sites, and watch youtube videos for each inductee. New inductee biographies will completed later this year. Click on "MRRL Hall of Fame" at the top of the page to view the Inductees.
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Watch videos of the 80 outstanding recordings voted Legendary Michigan Songs. "Kick Out The Jams", "Night Moves", "Runaway", "My Girl", "School's Out", "96 Tears", "Respect", "Hanky Panky" and much more! 2013 songs are now on the site.
Joey Day and The Dares
Formed on the east side of Dearborn, Michigan, Joey Day and The Dares became the second MRRL inductee to have recorded at Fortune Records, the Motor City’s legendary independent record label. Owners Jack and Devora Brown, who were white, produced a wide variety of musical styles in their rather primitive studio. It was located in the rear of a cinder block building at 3942 Third Avenue near Hastings Street in Paradise Valley, an area of black-owned businesses, social institutions, and night clubs. Brownsville Station’s Cub Koda described the importance of the Fortune label best: “Fortune Records is the great secret record company in the history of Detroit rock ‘n’ roll. Any discussion without mentioning them is totally inaccurate and incomplete.”
After forming in Escanaba, Michigan, in 1965, the Riot Squad survived a number of personnel changes to become one of the Upper Peninsula’s most popular bands in its eight-year run. In 2013, the Riot Squad became the first U.P. band to be voted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends online Hall of Fame.
Is there anyone out there who still gives CDs as Christmas presents? If you’re thinking of giving one to a person under the age of 21, forget it! For the young, everything is downloaded onto computers, iPhones etc. Buying them a compact disc when they don't use a CD player would be like giving them a butter churn. An iTunes gift card is a much better choice. But if you are thinking of buying music for someone a little older, looking to treat yourself to some fine music, or looking to make a good suggestion to the recipient of an iTunes gift card, read on.