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Popcorn (popcorn)
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 12-2005
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 11:20 am: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone here remember this flow:
Hey! Baby! This is me! Rockin' Robbie D! I'm so bad I make flowers die I make babies cry I take candy from babies and give dogs rabies and if that ain't bad the rain don't fall and that ain't all�biscuits ain't bread!

It's a line from the blue eyed soul DJ Rockin' Robbie D on Detroit's WCHB radio from the mid sixties. Does anyone know what happened to him?
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Gary (gary)
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Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 11:35 am: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dang, that's a name I haven't heard in years...Robbie D. The only white DJ on Detroit's premier all soul radio station, "Soul Radio 1440 WCHB AM on your radio dial".. I remember him well, but I don't know whatever happened to him, I'm sure somebody around here will know..
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Graham Finch (acooolcat)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 9:22 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I THINK he married a Detroit Soul singer in the 60s, but it didn't last very long. I have a news clip somewhere....
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stubass (stubass)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 10:28 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I met Robbie when I was in high school. He was a very nice guy. Used to wear this blue suit and go around doing high school dances with a little portable stereo record player. As a future radio guy myself...I can tell you that Robbie had a great set of pipes, and a smooth rap.

STUBASS
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Ron Murphy (ron_murphy)
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Post Number: 356
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 10:59 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Robbie D. had a long last name so he just used the first letter, he came to Detroit from Pittsburgh and was on the radio there.
he married Telma Hopkins but that lasted about a month.

he made a record called "Precious Memories" at Golden World studio and I guess Mr.Wingate or someone let him use the Fantastic Four track of "Girl Have Pity" telma was also doing backup, he used it on this WCHB program only and a limited number of copies were made, I still have the master of it.

He started at WCHB around March of 1966 but was around less than a year and moved on to where I don't remember.

he used to come by the studio I was working at and remember him always talking about his favorite group The Magnificent Men.

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