If you grew up in metro Detroit during the 1970s, 80s or 90s, you know the Dittrich Furs theme song as well as you know Stroh’s or Vernors.
The man who wrote that tune, Dan Yessian, also wrote familiar tunes for Dodge and Whirlpool.
But Yessian’s life took a dramatic turn when he was asked to write a classical composition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of the Armenian people by the Turks.
Yessian and film editor Stewart Shevin join Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson to talk about the documentary.
Click on the audio player above to hear that conversation.