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COBO HALL OPENED TODAY IN 1960.

August 15, 2013

COBO HALL OPENED TODAY IN 1960.

Today in 1960, Cobo Hall opened in Detroit! Home to the Pistons and to a legendary MLK speech, this venue is a true Detroit landmark. A "few" bands have played there over the years: Kiss, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, and The Rolling Stones.

 

Let's hear it for The Motor City!

 

Cobo Hall | Detroit | The Mitten State

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MAGIC JOHNSON!

August 14, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MAGIC JOHNSON!

"All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them."

 

Happy Birthday to Magic Johnson! Born today in 1959 in Lansing, Michigan. He's pictured above strolling through MSU's campus in 1979.

 

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THE PALACE OPENED TODAY IN 1988!

August 13, 2013

THE PALACE OPENED TODAY IN 1988!

Today in 1988, the Palace of Auburn Hills opened! The Pistons left the familiarity of the Pontiac Silverdome for their own venue and took the '88-89 season all the way to the Finals against the Lakers.

 

Laimbeer | Pistons | The Mitten State

 

Isaiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Joe Dumars, The Microwave, Buddha... We've heard the Pistons were "decent" back then. 

 

Jordan | Bad Boys | The Mitten State

 

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TODAY IN 1970 - GOOSE LAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL!

August 8, 2013

TODAY IN 1970 - GOOSE LAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Today in 1970, over 200,000 people rocked their faces off at the Goose Lake International Music Festival in Jackson, Michigan!

 

The promoters set out to create an event that would beat Woodstock with better facilities and better planning. Entrance was $15, but once inside, you got free food, free firewood, free campsites, free parking, and the longest slide in the world!  With a budget of over $1 million, it was supposed to be the "world's first permanent festival site".

 

Goose Lake Music Festival | Jackson MI | The Mitten State

 

Performances by Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Jethro Tull, and Chicago rocked for 3 days.  Unfortunately... things got out of hand and 1970 was the first and only year that the festival took place.

 

Bob Seger | Goose Lake | The Mitten State

 

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