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christy coobatis
Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 5:08 am:   

I was in the first group to play at Alvin's when the back wall was opened up and the back room was discovered. I delivered donuts there when it was a deli (inherited business from my papou) (greek for grampa). Following playing with the group Nachtmusik, two live shows on WDET, Baker's, Rapa House, Freedom Train, Detroit Public Library mc'd by John Sinclair, etc. Joined Ted Lucas for a rebirth of The Spikedrivers. We opened Alvins as a music establishment and did one tour around Michigan where i learned then forgot how to juggle cuz we played a gig with a traveling circus somewhere up in the middle of state (Benton Harbor maybe?). I've got the first music poster from Alvin's and just discovered a recording in my garage of the first ever, from inside the backroom. It's an enlightening archive oozing of the beginnings of Alvin's.

The guys in the band were dr. Don Hill, Jimmy Thunder, Larry Ray, Ted Lucas and me, Christy Cobalt (54). Brad Decker was our sound guy.

I graduated from Wayne in 77 with a degree/ grad school, Scott Hall research in Psych. and sang in the choir doing the Beethoven 9 with Dorati conducting, worked for the dean's office at Wayne state with a buncha great people under Sherwin S. Collins. Then moved to California with the group, Whisker in 78 headed by WDET director/genius, Mike Mccoy to work in the music industry and become a music prof in San Diego.

Love to my Brothers and Sisters from Detroit!

Too much to type: Motown, Plum Street, Tartar, the Coop, Belle Isle-KiteDays, RainbowPP, Greektown, Fisher Mansion-KRSNA, Indian Village, Stroh's, Eastown, Grande.................................
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 - 2:46 am:   

You've got it in one. Couldn't have put it bteter.
lucy in the sky
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 12:53 pm:   

Does anyone know how Don Hill died? I heard that he passed on about 25 years ago. He was the best of the best.

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