Detroit's '67 riots halted music, helped recalibrate sound

DETROIT — It wasn't sweet music that brought Martha Reeves to the microphone at the Fox Theatre that day in July 1967; it was brutal reality.

Detroit was burning.

Headlining a string of shows for a hometown crowd, the singer of "Heatwave," ''Dancing in the Street" and other hits announced that rioting had spread through the city. Leave calmly, she said, and return safely to your homes.

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