Common Ground

If you were to stop for a moment and ask yourself, "When I see a fellow DHS '71 classmate, what is it - really - that we have in common with each other....that is, other than the fact that we went to the same high school?".....what would your answer be?  I've pondered that question, and the more I thought about it, the more I realized how much we actually DO have in common.  In a sense, much of it comes down to time and space, i.e., we were all born in or around 1953 and we all lived out our 16-18 year old teenage years in Dearborn, Michigan.  The significance is that collectively we've shared many common experiences as a direct result of these two facts - experiences that give us a unique identity that is larger than any defining us as individuals.  Over the past few years I've received emails from many of you containing nostalgic content that we can all relate to.  Below is a collection of some of this nostalgia that hopefully will continue to remind us of what we really do have in common as members of the Dearborn High School Class of 1971 ..... and why that common ground is so very special.  Just click on the links below and enjoy a little stroll down memory lane (you may need Powerpoint or Word for some of these links).

                                                                                                     ......Stan Guinn (DHS '71)


OUR MUSIC          (not including Detroit's world famous "Motown Sound")

        Michigan Rock and Roll Bands from Back in the Day

      Grande Ballroom - Concert Events Calendar from 1966 thru 1972

      Eastown – Concert Events Calendar from 1969 thru 1973

                The Palladium - Concert Events Calendar from 1969 thru 1971

             The Hulabaloo in Dearborn

             Keener Radio 13 AM Week-by-Week Charts (1963-1972)

    One Person's Top 10 List of Detroit Rock Bands (but I don't like the Bob Seger dis)

                        The Frost - Mystery Man

    The Woolies - Who Do You Love

                        Amboy Dukes - Baby Please Don't Go

                        Bob Seger - 2 + 2 On My Mind

                        MC5 - Kick Out the Jams

    Grand Funk Railroad - I'm Your Captain

                        Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - Little Latin Lupe Lu

                        Savage Grace - All Along the Watchtower

    SRC - Up All Night

                        Iggy Pop and the Stooges - Search and Destroy

Alice Cooper - I'm Eighteen

The Jagged Edge

BOBBY LEWIS AND THE CRACKERJACK BAND (Dearborn's own: Your Mustache Lounge / New Place Lounge / Augies)

Stix and Stoned - 45 RPM recording of Rouge Plant Blues  (audio only)

Rouge Plant Blues & Papa Was a Rolling Stone - Dearborn Homecoming 1990

Whisper Your Name - Dearborn Homecoming 1990

Walking in Memphis - Dearborn Homecoming 1991

Classical Gas & Suite Judy Blue Eyes - Dearborn Homecoming 199


Rocky Top - Dearborn Homecoming 1991

I Guess I Showed Her - Dearborn Homecoming 1990

Papa Was a Rolling Stone - Dearborn Homecoming 1991 (Dearborn Cable footage)

Papa Was a Rolling Stone - Dearborn Homecoming 1991 (personal footage)

(the last of these links is a clip from a video that I personally recorded over 20 years ago on Friday, August 2 of the 1991 Dearborn Homecoming - it is a duplicate recording of one of the links above it (all of which were filmed by Dearborn Cable) but shot from a different angle and the sound quality may be a little better.  .....Patty and I had gotten to know Bobby over the years and we were the ones who requested Papa Was a Rolling Stone that afternoon.  Several years later I was able to introduce my 92-year old dad to Bobby in mid-October 2007 when he performed solo at the Dearborn Country Club.  My dad was glad to sit down and have a beer with him; he passed away 2 weeks later.)



      Fun Facts About Michigan

      Michigan Living

      Michigan Cities

                Amazing Lake Superior Facts

                Amazing Lake Michigan Striped Ice Bergs



                You're An Old Detroiter If

      This is Detroit

     Detroit Memory Picks List

      Old Detroit Photos

      The D.R.E.A.D. Card  ("Detroit Rockers Engaged in the Abolition of Disco"  Be sure to review the Code of Conduct that we had to sign off on in order to become card-carrying members.)

                Company Names

                Olympia Stadium - powerpoint presentation

                Boblo Island

                Motor City Dragway - powerpoint presentation

                Detroit Dragway Advertisement - sound only

                Detroit Iron - Automobiles

                GM Billboards

                Ford Rotunda - Glory and Tragedy



     1950s and 1960s Pictures - powerpoint presentation

                Growing Up in the 1950s

                Born Between 1925 and 1970

                Ads You Will Not See Again

                Born in the 1950s

                Comments Made in 1955

                Do You Remember When