Attending games with my dad and brother at Olympia Stadium
Witnessing the first Red Wings victory (against the NY Islanders) at Joe Louis Arena with my dad and brother
Bill Lochead scores on Dan Bouchard to beat the Atlanta Flames in the best of 3 series at Olympia Stadium.
Reed Larson’s #28 100+ mph slapshot and Vaclav Nedomansky #20- my 2 favorite players!
Terry Harper tossing me a puck over the glass during pre-game warm ups. It meant so much as a little kid.
Marcel Dionne’s amazing scoring
Dennis Polonich – The little man who packed a huge punch
Watching a fuzzy looking Hockey Night in Canada on Channel 9
Ted Lindsay starting a fight in an old timers game
Watching Steve Yzerman develop into one of the greatest players ever
The Bruise Brothers
Bob Probert fixing his helmet in the middle of fights and getting stronger the longer the fights went on
Sergei Federov scoring 5 goals in a game
Bob Probert beating up Tie Domi in the rematch in Madison Square Garden NY
The Russian Five
Darren McCarty pummeling Claude Lemieux
Probert vs Semenko, Probert vs Crowder, Probert vs Domi, Probert vs Grimson, etc, etc, etc
The amazing Yzerman goal in Chicago in the 80’s
Steve Yzerman’s double overtime goal vs St Louis
7 goals against Colorado (6 on Patrick Roy) in game 7
Yzerman shooting the puck off Roy’s back and into the goal in game 2 of the conference finals
Roy holding his glove up in the air while the puck sat in the crease and got put in by Shanahan
THE 1997 Stanley Cup Victory- Finally!!
Larionov and Fetisov holding the cup skating a victory lap
The 1998 Vlady being pushed around the ice in a wheelchair with the Stanley Cup in his lap
Chris Osgood’s goal
Dominic Hasek winning the cup
Being at game 6 in Pittsburgh in 2008 when the Wings won the cup
Having the entire team sign my Fender special edition Detroit Red Wings Guitar (#4 of 100)
Attending an old timers game and getting Shawn Burr’s jersey right from him and having Dennis Polonich and Marcel Dionne autograph it too
Enjoying a Sunday ballgame at Tiger Stadium with my family
Watching The Bird- Mark Fidrych
Trammel and Whitaker
Bruce Kim hits a game winning home run at Tiger Stadium at a game The Bird is pitching… while I’m in the bathroom, Lol
The gold glove third baseman Aurelio Rodriguez
Aurelio Lopez (Senor Smoke!) coming in for long relief and Fernando Hernandez finishing out the game in short relief
Home runs hitting the 2nd deck in right field
John Wockenfuss flapping his hand on the bat and standing awkwardly waiting for the pitch
Steve Kemp making cirlces with his bat waiting for the pitch
Richie Hebner – the grave digger
The 1984 Word Series win vs the Padres
Kirk Gibson upper deck homer vs Rich “Goose” Gossage
Catching a home run ball in warm ups from Reggie Jackson
The Bleacher Creatures
The Bad Boys dominating the league
Going to Pistons Toga Night at The Pontiac Silverdome
Isaiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Bill Laimbeer, Vinnie “The Microwave” Johnson
Back to Back Champions (really should have been 3, Laimbeer never fouled Kareem)
Isaiah getting hammered by Karl Malone, getting over 40 stitches and coming back to play
Isaiah playing injured vs the Lakers
Joe Dumars losing his father during the 1990 finals and the Portland fans showing such class
Laimbeer fouling out vs Portland and bowing to the crowd on his way off the court
2004 surprise title win vs The Lakers
Billy Sims jumping over the pile of players at the 1 yard line
Barry Sanders- most electrifying player of all time
Chris Spielman- all heart!
Having season tickets at the Silverdome and witnessing Barry’s amazing runs
Attending the playoff game in 1991 when Erik Kramer played like Joe Montana vs Dallas, loudest I have ever heard any sporting event
The Pontiac Silverdome- wildest stadium in all of sports.
Watching the Lions win a string of games every time they needed to save Wayne Fontes job
1991 Lions comeback vs the Minnesota Vikings – 3 touchdowns in 4th quarter to win 24-20
Herman Moore’s amazing catches
Monday Night Football vs The Bears at Ford Field- one of the loudest crowds ever
Stevie Ray Vaughan at Meadowbrook- He came out playing a white strat with silver pickups playing “Scuttle Buttin'”. That show changed my life!
Robin Trower at Chene Park in 1987. Amazing ambience when it got dark and all the boats pulled up around the back of the stage and Robin went into Bridge of Sighs and blew me away! The vibe was amazing!
Meeting Stevie Ray Vaughan at Sam’s Jams and having him autograph my guitar magazine with his photo on the cover along with my white strat.
Santana at the Fox Theater in Detroit in mid-winter in the 90’s. Legendary!
Playing our first show with Robin Trower in 2008 at The Royal Oak Music Theatre..a moment I will never forget!
Playing at the DTE Energy Center the first time as support for CCR. A month before the show my brother mentioned that if the Stanley Cup Finals went 7 games and the Red Wings were in it, it would be the same night as the concert. And of course it wound up the same night. As soon as our set finished I rushed offstage to the dressing room to watch the end of the game.
Recording with the legendary George Clinton at the historic United Sound Studios in Detroit. George was the coolest cat on the planet.
Recording at Ghetto Recorders with Jim Diamond on analog reel to reel. It was an old chicken processing plant and had some serious character.
Having legendary Funk Brother play on our recording
Watching Tony “T Money” Green lay down an amazing bass line for our song “Shake Your Detroit Right” at Ghetto Recorders
Interviewing George Clinton for my TV Show “Welcome To The D” at United Sound Studios in Detroit.
Playing at Sound Check for Robin Trower and having his manager Laurie Brace come out to listen to us and say “You guys are the only band to ever get me to come out and listen during a soundcheck, I love what I hear”
Sitting in the front row center for Stevie Ray Vaughan at Pine Knob
Watching Robin Trower’s show from the stage, right after we finished our set.
Watching our set from the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Comcast On Demand Concert.tv, listed right in between The Scorpions and Stevie Ray Vaughan
Getting my WRIF D.R.E.A.D Card
The “Dick The Bruiser Band”
“The Beat” with Doug Podell
I attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and wore so much Detroit gear (especially my Bob Probert and Bill Laimbeer jerseys) that I was dubbed “Dr Detroit”.
On this episode of Welcome To The D, we sit down with Bass legend Tony ‘T Money’ Green to discuss his career. Tony was THE man on bass for Death Row Records. When you hear the Dramatics, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tupac,George Clinton, Nate Dogg, Warren G, and others….chances are it was T Money on bass. Here is the intro to the show that will air soon in its entirety.