Detroit, Labor Day and a Hard Day’s Night

August 31, 2013
Detroit, Labor Day and a Hard Day’s Night was originally published on The Hill's Congress Blog

The Beatles first visited Detroit just before Labor Day in 1964, and they gushed with admiration for the Motown sound. Detroit hummed with industry then, like the Beatle’s own Liverpool, England, with its bustling ports and pop music scene. Both industrial cities would soon flounder, losing 40 percent of their populations over the next 30 years.

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