Remembering Detroit s Olympia Stadium

This volume also features the people behind the scenes who made the popcorn, cleaned the ice, sold drinks and food; took your tickets; saw you to your seats.

Remembering Detroit s Olympia Stadium

Author: Robert Wimmer

Publisher: Arcadia Library Editions

ISBN: 9781531613174

Page: 130

View: 701

For over a half century Olympia Stadium was THE entertainment venue in Detroit. Almost every major sports and entertainment event was played there. The major tenant was the Detroit Red Wings. Most of the major touring ice shows also skated at the Olympia; great entertainers such as Elvis, the Beatles, KISS, Isaac Hayes, Alice Cooper, Lawrence Welk, John Denver, the Lone Ranger, and the Globetrotters stopped by to perform. In Remembering Detroit's Olympia Stadium, the author leads the reader on a fascinating journey, through the use of over 200 historic photographs, allowing us a glimpse into that building on Grand River and McGraw that was a second home to many. This volume also features the people behind the scenes who made the popcorn, cleaned the ice, sold drinks and food; took your tickets; saw you to your seats. The media, which reported the events on radio, TV, and in the newspapers, and the Red Wing Alumni who have been skating for over 40 years in old timers games rising money for charities, are all part of this celebration of Detroit's history.

Remembering Detroit s Olympia Stadium

Thus , Remembering Detroit's Olympia Stadium was born . Thanks to modern technology and the Internet , I was able to find some of the employees ...

Remembering Detroit s Olympia Stadium

Author: Robert Wimmer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738519463

Page: 128

View: 335

For over a half century Olympia Stadium was THE entertainment venue in Detroit. Almost every major sports and entertainment event was played there. The major tenant was the Detroit Red Wings. Most of the major touring ice shows also skated at the Olympia; great entertainers such as Elvis, the Beatles, KISS, Isaac Hayes, Alice Cooper, Lawrence Welk, John Denver, the Lone Ranger, and the Globetrotters stopped by to perform. In Remembering Detroit's Olympia Stadium, the author leads the reader on a fascinating journey, through the use of over 200 historic photographs, allowing us a glimpse into that building on Grand River and McGraw that was a second home to many. This volume also features the people behind the scenes who made the popcorn, cleaned the ice, sold drinks and food; took your tickets; saw you to your seats. The media, which reported the events on radio, TV, and in the newspapers, and the Red Wing Alumni who have been skating for over 40 years in old timers games rising money for charities, are all part of this celebration of Detroit's history.

Detroit s Olympia Stadium

INTRODUCTION Who could ever forget growing up in the Detroit area and fighting the winter cold and snow , walking into the Olympia Stadium from the parking ...

Detroit s Olympia Stadium

Author: Robert Wimmer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738507873

Page: 128

View: 819

Also known as the Old Red Barn, Olympia Stadium was the largest rink in the United States when it opened in Detroit on October 22,1927. Robert Wimmer has compiled over 200 historic photographs and detailed captions for this new book, that follows the life of a sporting and entertainment landmark in the Motor City until its demolition in 1986. For over half a century, the Olympia Stadium hosted many of the top shows and stars coming through Detroit. The historic landmark filled its seats for the multitude of sporting events in Michigan, including championship boxing, wrestling, and lacrosse, and was also the home of the Detroit Redwings and the Pistons. Although there are many anonymous people pictured here who contributed to the history of the stadium, readers will recognize the more familiar faces and acts of Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Roy Rogers Rodeo, Dick the Bruiser, and many others.

Tiger Stadium

Robert Wimmer, Detroit's Olympia Stadium (Chicago: Arcadia, 2000) and Robert Wimmer, Remembering Detroit's Olympia Stadium (Chicago: Arcadia, 2001). 19.

Tiger Stadium

Author: Michael Betzold,

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147663114X

Page: 290

View: 174

Built in 1912, Detroit's Tiger Stadium provided unmatched access for generations of baseball fans. Based on a classic grandstand design, its development through the 20th century reflected the booming industrial city around it. Emphasizing utility over adornment and offering more fans affordable seats near the field than any other venue in sports, it was in every sense a working-class ballpark that made the game the central focus. Drawing on the perspectives of historians, architects, fans and players, the authors describe how Tiger Stadium grew and adapted and then, despite the efforts of fans, was abandoned and destroyed. It is a story of corporate welfare, politics and indifference to history pitted against an enduring love of place. Chronological diagrams illustrate the evolution of the playing field.

Detroit Red Wings

But soon Bergman would be the centerpiece of a strange episode that forever would be remembered by Olympia Stadium fans. Just past the twominute mark, ...

Detroit Red Wings

Author: Fischler Stan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1683581598

Page: 280

View: 588

One of the National Hockey League’s “Original Six,” few teams in professional hockey have enjoyed more success than the Detroit Red Wings. In this newly revised edition, Stan “the Hockey Maven” Fischler profiles more than fifty of the greatest characters from this unforgettable franchise. Fans can read about everyone from the legendary Gordie Howe (who was almost killed by a body-check that fractured his skull before he went on to become known as “Mr. Hockey”) to Nicklas Lindström (who became the first European to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2002). With a deft pen, Fischler describes the Red Wings' greatest accomplishments from his front-row seat in the press box. Beyond the stats and facts, this veteran sportswriter brings fans off the ice and into the locker room to share a treasure trove of stories and anecdotes from this legendary franchise. Within these pages, fans will taste the adrenaline as the Red Wings rack up eleven Stanley Cup Championships and cheer with the crowd as Pete and Jerry Cusimano toss the first “good luck” octopus onto the ice. Without a doubt, Detroit Red Wings: Greatest Moments and Players is a must-have for any Red Wings fan.

Remembering Hudson s

The Grand Dame of Detroit Retailing Michael Hauser, Marianne Weldon ... from Masonic Temple events to Olympia Stadium specials ... we've tickets for every ...

Remembering Hudson s

Author: Michael Hauser

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738583662

Page: 127

View: 599

The J. L. Hudson Company redefined the way Detroiters shopped and enjoyed leisure time. Many Detroiters share memories of times spent shopping and enjoying spectacular events sponsored by Hudson's. A solid and lofty icon built by businesspeople who believed in their passion, Hudson's defined Detroit's downtown, creating trends and traditions in consumer culture that still resonate with us today. Now and in the future, as Hudson's boxes, shopping bags, and artifacts are discovered in closets, attics, basements, and flea markets, many will remember that it was once as solid a civic fixture as the City-County Building or the Detroit Public Library.

November 22 1963 Ordinary and Extraordinary People Recall Their Reactions When They Heard the News

... was assassinated, I recall entering my car to head hone alter our daily hockey practice in the Olympia Stadium in Detroit, as a member of the Red Kings.

November 22  1963  Ordinary and Extraordinary People Recall Their Reactions When They Heard the News

Author: Laura Hansen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250037476

Page: 304

View: 407

An extensive collection of intimate accounts from average citizens and celebrities alike, reflecting on John F. Kennedy's assassination for the fiftieth commemoration of the tragic event November 22, 1963 -- any American alive that day can pinpoint exactly where they were when they heard that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. Jodie Hansen, as shocked and horrified as the rest of the nation, channeled her grief into a fascinating project. From 1978 to 1983 she sent thousands of queries asking both famous and ordinary citizens for their memories of those dark, confusing days. She and daughter Laura Hansen have collected the responses she received into a stunning and poignant time capsule: November 22, 1963. With dozens of unique and notable voices, November 22, 1963 offer a rare narrative of John F. Kennedy's assassination and its impact on America and the world. Assembled fifteen years after the event, Hansen was shocked by the outpouring of responses she received. Hollywood stars Bob Hope and Mary Tyler Moore wrote back, as did Arthur Miller, Julia Child, Indira Gandhi, Princess Grace of Monaco, George and Barbara Bush, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Michael Crichton, and even the deranged Charles Manson. Their stories weave together the personal and the political, the ordinary and the extraordinary for a rich and unforgettable portrayal of a nation's shared tragedy. November 22, 1963 provides a kaleidoscopic portrait of this defining moment that reaches across generations.

One to Remember

I met a guy the other day who grew up in Detroit. ... He had actually been to the old Olympia Stadium. We reminisced, and he remembered .

One to Remember

Author: Ken Reid

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1773055704

Page: 240

View: 458

From the national bestselling author of One Night Only come 39 new stories about what a big-league goal can mean to an NHLer Including interviews with Billy Smith, Chris Mason, Damian Rhodes, Christian Thomas, and Slap Shot’s Dave Hanson. This follow-up to Reid’s national bestseller One Night Only: Conversations with the NHL’s One-Game Wonders unearths the blood, sweat, tears, and laughs of the journey to and from a single big-league goal. If you’ve ever picked up a hockey stick, chances are you’ve dreamed of scoring in the National Hockey League. Ken Reid interviews and profiles 39 men who did just that: they bulged the twine in the best hockey league in the world … but only once. From minor league call-ups to season-long mainstays and even a Hall of Famer, One to Remember answers all the questions … What did that one tally mean? Was it enough to satisfy a lifelong ambition, or was it just the smallest taste of success? Is the achievement still cherished years later? Or is it bittersweet, a distant reminder of what could have been?

This Saturday Night Detroit Wrestling 1965 80 Photo Album

To a fan of pro wrestling in Detroit, Michigan, that statement was the call, ... In 1971, a rival promotion opened at Detroit's Olympia Stadium.

This Saturday Night  Detroit Wrestling 1965 80 Photo Album

Author: Brian Bukantis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1430305568

Page: 204

View: 466

This book takes you back to the 'air-conditioned' Cobo Arena and the famed Olympia Stadium where for 15 years wrestlers like The Sheik, Dick the Bruiser, Bobo Brazil, Pampero Firpo, Luis Martinez and others appeared. This photo album consists of full page 8x10 photos - many never seen before. Relive the glory days of territorial pro wrestling in the Motor City through the nearly 200 photos included. Individuals, tag teams, ladies, managers, even announcers are included!

Knight Moves

I recall our band was well-received and most of those attending stayed until ... called “A Day of Peace” which was to be held at Detroit's Olympia Stadium.

Knight Moves

Author: K J Knight

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1698700105

Page: 202

View: 803

Knight Moves: The K J Knight Story recounts the fascinating tale of a miscreant young rock drummer growing up in the Motor City during the 1960s and 70s—a dynamic and defining period in rock and roll history. This is also the story of a teenage boy whose world is ripped apart and whose destiny is sealed through his father’s infidelity and the resulting dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As his home life crumbles, young K J immerses himself in his music. And against the backdrop of the madness of the music industry, this aspiring musician nomadically roams from one band to the next in search of a place in the rock-and-roll world. In this no-holds-barred account, author K J Knight describes his life and career, detailing his relentless acts of juvenile delinquency and his impact on the capricious nature of the music scene from Detroit to LA and back with many points in between. This candid, behind-the-scenes memoir could only have been written by a music insider, overflowing as it is with insight into America’s burgeoning rock culture. Knight chronicles his epic highs and shattering lows playing in countless bands. Eventually landing an envious gig with The Amboy Dukes and infamous guitar great Ted Nugent, K J gets a taste of the mythical life of a rock star, including rubbing shoulders with Motor City icons Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, and Iggy Pop. Knight’s passion for both his music and his family provide the emotional core for this searing autobiography, Knight Moves: The K J Knight Story.

Detroitland

He then went on to become the first Detroit boxer to represent the city in the ... fans at Olympia Stadium to become Michigan's new heavyweight champion.

Detroitland

Author: Richard Bak

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814334997

Page: 352

View: 287

Compelling historical snapshots of figures and episodes in Detroit history, from the familiar to the obscure and forgotten.

Charlie Sanders s Tales from the Detroit Lions

... Friday night at Olympia Stadium in a game prior to an appearance by the Harlem Globetrotters. There were quite a few incidents that I remember in which ...

Charlie Sanders s Tales from the Detroit Lions

Author: Charlie Sanders

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1582619107

Page: 177

View: 121

Often when friends get together at home or perhaps at a sports bar on a Sunday afternoon during football season they'll trade interesting short stories about the game, acquired from memory or from reading. It's not necessarily a competition, but rather a way to impress others with what they believe is their wealth of knowledge. When it comes to swapping anecdotes about the Detroit Lions, even today's generation is going to know about some of the tales that have been handed down over the years about fabled quarterback Bobby Lane, or defensive tackle Alex Karras, or other legends who have worn the Honolulu blue and silver of that National Football League team that's been around for more than 70 years. To be sure, there are interesting anecdotes about some of the familiar faces from generations ago, and some from more recent stars, but what of the more obscure Lions? Many players, as well as coaches and officials, long lost to memory were rife with off-the-wall experiences worthy of any barroom or recreation room chips and beer party. Charlie Sanders's Tales from the Lions Sidelines records some of those anecdotes for posterity before they evaporate into the abyss of history. Many of the tales told here are first-hand from the memory of the great former Lions tight end. Some, also, are from the memory and records of coauthor Larry Paladino, a veteran sports writer who covered the Lions for a dozen years for the Associated Press and then for numerous sports publications. But perhaps the most interesting anecdotes--some funny, some serious, some sad--are the ones discovered through research in the old, crumbling pages of Lions' yearly newspaper scrapbooks. Regardless of what tales peak theinterests of readers, we're certain there is a lot to fascinate--and to pass on--for those who read Sanders's tales.

The Beatles In America 1964

“The Way It Was – Olympia Stadium,” Hour Detroit, September 4, ... “Remembering The Beatles' Visit To Pittsburgh In 1964,” KDKA, February 7, ...

The Beatles In America 1964

Author: Jason Richards

Publisher: Wheelhouse Publishers, LLC

ISBN:

Page: 328

View: 610

A Fun and Fascinating Look at When The Beatles Came to America. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! “I think one of the cheekiest things we ever did was to say to Brian Epstein, ‘We’re not going to America until we’ve got a Number One record.’” – Paul McCartney On February 7, 1964, Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City—and The Beatles had arrived in America. Just six days earlier, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ had become the Number 1 song in the country, having already sold more than a million copies nationwide. Two days later a record-breaking 73 million Americans tuned in to watch The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Fab Four would follow that up by electrifying a crowd in Washington, DC with their first concert in the United States. Beatlemania truly had arrived, and it would only get bigger. In August 1964, The Beatles would make a triumphant return for their first North American concert tour. In just 33 days, The Beatles would sell an unprecedented number of tickets, earn more than any musical performers had before them, and establish their place in music history. THE BEATLES In America 1964 is a magical mystery tour filled with fascinating stories, first-hand accounts, and in-depth coverage of John, Paul, George, and Ringo throughout their 1964 visits to America. Take a step back through the mists of time and experience The Beatles in America like you never have before.

The Ride of a Lifetime

remembered it. ... He and Karras had wrestled at Olympia Stadium in Detroit and the Promoter had Karras win because of his popularity in Detroit from having ...

The Ride of a Lifetime

Author: Leon David Bess

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595525105

Page: 280

View: 964

Candid forthright graphic at times a bit outrageous; whatever else may be said of Mr. Bess: "His place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt, "Man in the Arena" "Leon is the kid from the rough neighborhoods of Detroit who on his sheer smarts and gumption became extremely successful and never grew a big head." -Gary Fry, former law partner at EK&J "When Leon comes down to Cochise County, he doesn't act like those other Phoenix lawyers." -Wallace Riley, former Cochise County Superior Court Judge "When they made Leon, they definitely threw away the mold." -David Wm. West, former law partner at EK&J

Crowley s

... it's nostalgic to remember the names and places of my Detroit. So many things crowd the memory of it: the lost Tiger Stadium; longgone Olympia, ...

Crowley s

Author: Bruce Allen Kopytek

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625857586

Page: 176

View: 470

Operating in the shadow of the enormous J.L. Hudson Co., Crowley’s earned Detroit’s trade with fine merchandise and good service, all in an atmosphere that made it the Motor City’s “friendly” department store. Generations of customers still hold Crowley’s close in their memories, fondly recalling the store’s ancient wooden escalators, fashionable merchandise and special events like “Breakfast with Santa.” Wander back in time with historian Bruce Allen Kopytek through the venerable old store and its suburban branches to discover all the things that made Crowley’s such a special retail destination.

New York Rangers

Playing at Detroit's Olympia Stadium, Henry delivered a hat trick plus one against Sawchuk. ... The “Eel” remembered the event very vividly.

New York Rangers

Author: Stan Fischler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1613218451

Page: 258

View: 488

An Original Six NHL member, the Broadway Blueshirts boast one of the most renowned histories in the last hundred years of North American professional hockey. With the New York Rangers returning to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in twenty years in the 2013–2014 season, their presence is more prominent than ever. In this newly updated edition of New York Rangers: Greatest Moments and Players, first published in 2007, hockey’s premier historian recounts all of the Rangers’ luminaries such as Andy Bathgate, Brian Leetch, and current goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, as well as their most telling moments on the ice. Throughout the years, Stan Fischler, a Manhattanite of almost half a century, has covered both the Blueshirts’ highs and lows. Regarded as the dean of American hockey journalists, he has been covering the sport for sixty years, and has been following the Rangers even longer. With over ninety books on hockey published to date, there is nobody better to narrate the history of one of hockey’s most celebrated clubs, the New York Rangers, than Stan Fischler. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

300 Pounds of Attitude

Boston Patriots center Jon Morris, recalling a game against Ladd, said: "It was dark. ... Their match drew about 16,000 to Detroit's Olympia Stadium.

300 Pounds of Attitude

Author: Jonathan Rand

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461749824

Page: 312

View: 506

One fall night in TK, Steve Sabol of NFL Films answered the door to see his friend, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Tim “Rosso” Rossovich, standing there literally on fire. After Sabol knocked Rossovich to the ground and put out the fire, Rosso stood up and (without missing a beat) said, “Sorry, I must have the wrong apartment.” Pro football has been filled with players like this—loose cannons, rebels and trash talkers. Some players are more likeable than others, and some might even be certifiably crazy...yet what perfectly sane athlete signs up to get belted around by 300-pound behemoths for three hours every Sunday? Why Dick Butkus claims his reputation for meanness—which includes biting a referee's finger—was blown way out of proportion How dumping Gatorade on a winning coach became a postseason tradition Who “He Hate Me” was, and exactly why “He” hated him. From sideline spats to touchdown celebrations to draft day tales, 300 Pounds of Attitude reveals the true stories of the most entertaining figures that have played the game of professional football. One fall night in TK, Steve Sabol of NFL Films answered the door to see his friend, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Tim “Rosso” Rossovich, standing there literally on fire. After Sabol knocked Rossovich to the ground and put out the fire, Rosso stood up and (without missing a beat) said, “Sorry, I must have the wrong apartment.” Pro football has been filled with players like this—loose cannons, rebels and trash talkers. Some players are more likeable than others, and some might even be certifiably crazy...yet what perfectly sane athlete signs up to get belted around by 300-pound behemoths for three hours every Sunday? In 300 Pounds of Attitude, author Jonathan Rand takes us into the huddle, on the sidelines, and behind the scenes to reveal the most offbeat and hilarious stories from the NFL. Why Dick Butkus claims his reputation for meanness—which includes biting a referee's finger—was blown way out of proportion How dumping Gatorade on a winning coach became a postseason tradition Who “He Hate Me” was, and exactly why “He” hated him. From sideline spats to touchdown celebrations to draft day tales, 300 Pounds of Attitude reveals the true stories of the most entertaining figures that have played the game of professional football.

Billboard

... March 19; Pittsburgh Arena, March 22; Olympia Stadium, Detroit, March 28; ... The Bennie Moten band is still remembered for its rendition of "South," ...

Billboard

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 80

View: 861

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Congressional Record

At Olympia Stadium , he be dedicated directly across the street ... for their hard work and REMEMBERING 13750 tumber 1 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD - SENATE , Vol .

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 989

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)