UPPERDECK
Mitch Ryder
Bill Haley and the Comets
The Cowseils
Stevie Wonder
The Smothers Brothers
Blue Oyster Cult
House Band The Rare Earth
Alice Cooper
Opening night at the Upperdeck
Alice Cooper and Jerry with  Candice Bergen
Cyrkle
The Kingsman
Deep Purple
The Who
Marvin Gaye
Motown Mondays began in 1966.  The Four Tops opened the
concert series. Opening night was  recorded and released as "Live At The
Roostertail. Each Monday there after the shows were broadcast  live on radio.  
Motown Mondays starred the Temptations, Marvelettes, Stevie Wonder, Diana
Ross, Martha Reeves and the Van Dellas, Tammi Terrel, David Ruffin, the
Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Spinners
and the Funk Brothers plus many up and coming stars.
The first of the Motown Mondays concerts stared the Four Tops.  Before
the second show was over the Everly Brothers, Dia
na Ross,The
Supremes and Marvin Gaye got on the stage for a
n
unbelievable finish.
TWINS BORN ON THE
FOURTH OF JULY
Sam the Sham
and the Pharaohs
Danny and the Juniors
Brownsville Station
Grand Funk Railroad
Vic Dana
Paul Peterson
Vic Dana
Doug Brown and the Omens
Despite a meager recorded output, Doug Brown and the Omens continue to hold
a key place in Detroit rock and roll history as a launching pad for the young Bob
Seger. Brown was already fronting the Omens when he first met Seger in 1964,
soon inviting the aspiring singer/songwriter to join the band; financed by Del
Shannon, sometime around 1965 the group cut a single, "TGIF"/"First Girl," which
represents Seger's first known official recording. In January 1966, Brown
produced Seger's regional solo blockbuster "East Side Story," the record credited
with making the singer a Detroit superstar; the following summer, he also helmed
Seger's "Heavy Music," another local smash.
The Temptations
Temptations Live! was the first live album to
be released by The Temptations. Recorded
on October 3, 1966 in the Upper Deck of the
Roostertail club in Detroit, Michigan,
and
released on album by Gordy (Motown)
Records in 1967, the album features David
Ruffin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks,
Melvin Franklin, and Otis Williams performing
their regular live repertoire for a highly
receptive crowd mostly comprised of young
women. Included in the set are Temptations
hits such as "My Girl", "My Baby", "Get Ready",
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg", "Don't Look Back",
and the group's then-current single, "Beauty
Is Only Skin Deep".
Patti Boyd pictured with
husband George
Harrison of the Beetles
before Eric Clapton stole
her from George.  
Eric Clapton
Martha Reeves and the Van Dellas
The Funk Brothers
The Pleasure Seekers
Suzi Quatro
The Everly Brothers
Ted Nugent
Eric Clapton pictured with Diane and Tom
Schoenith after playing his set while
celebrating his birthday at the Roostertail
Entertainment Complex
Motown's Funk Brothers get their star
Click on the picture of the Detroit News artical
on Motown's Funk Brothers
The Supremes