It was billed as a holiday show - Thanksgiving Weekend - 1964. Jan and Dean were a no-show, but the Shangri-Las, Jay and the Americans and Gino Washington were great warm-up acts. And then there were those California surfers and hot-rodders - The Beach Boys.
The Olympia Stadium, home of the Detroit Red Wings, was the scene of many concerts including the Beatles and Rolling Stones.
I have no idea who "Ivan and the Sabers" were or "The Motions".
WKNR, 1300 on your AM dial, came out with a weekly "music guide" listing the top records in Detroit for a given week. This is the back of the December 3, 1964, guide.
The number one song(s) - "I Feel Fine" and "She's a Woman" by the Beatles. Number 2 was "The Wedding" by Julie Rogers (?).
During the Beach Boys' set, I was able to stand right next to the stage. I forgot to bring my Kodak Brownie camera; I will never forgive myself.