Tribute from Joe Davidson

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Submitted By: Joe Davidson

Before graduating from Mumford High in 1967, before I and my friends could drive, we would go to the Detroit Institute of Arts to attend jazz concerts Ed Love hosted. I recall seeing a young Lou Rawls and the Quartet Tres Bien. I’m now 71 and write a federal government column for The Washington Post, but I still listen to Ed Love online. Long Live Love!!!

Ed Love | 60 Years of Jazz in Detroit

This post is a part of Ed Love | 60 Years of Jazz in Detroit.

Ed Love is a musical institution. Generations of Detroiters know Ed as the voice who guided us through almost 60 years of "Destination Jazz: The Ed Love Program", playing the classics and introducing us to new music each week on WDET-FM.

Now, into his sixth decade of radio, Love is still working, introducing yet another generation to the jazz tradition and the power of music.

In 2020, Ed Love reached 60 years on the air. Check out tributes and accolades for his six decades of radio.

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