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WCSX City of the Week

Congratulations to Royal Oak

You’re the WCSX City of the Week

Royal Oak Glenn Frey Factoids:

  • Glenn Frey moved to Royal Oak from Detroit in 1952 when he was only four years old.
  • He lived with his parents and two brothers first on Wyandotte street and later moved to Catalpa drive. His parents lived in Royal Oak for nearly 50 years.
  • While in Royal Oak, Glenn attended Dondero High school. He played the Trumpet for the Dondero Marching Band.
  • Glenn and some of his buddies started a band in high school called the Subterraneans. Their first gig was at Dondero high school for a dance with about 600 students. They were paid $18. It was also the first time the school hired a live band for a school dance.
  • When Glenn went to California to start his career, he returned to Royal Oak in the 1980’s to visit his favorite teacher: the same teacher who let his band play at their dance. He went for a tour of the high school and he gave a speech in the auditorium.