SMASH FEST VI
Any proceeds from the memorial will benefit #OxfordStrong.
Detroit Rock Elite expected to attend memorial
John reached so many lives and was a good friend of many of the Motor City’s rock elite and national rock stars such as Bob Seger, Peter Wolf, the J. Geils Band, Eddie Money and Bruce Springsteen, to name a few. He also was well known and loved by fellow Motor City rock DJ’s, local bands and club owners alike. John could always be counted on to hop on stage to provide a rousing introduction for the biggest acts in show biz right down to the band at your local rock club. With so many influential friends, the benefit at the Token Lounge on January 30th is expected to be a “who’s who” of Motor City rock. Doug Podell will be the evening’s host, with live and taped tributes, as well as an all-star jam session featuring a few surprise appearances. Many DJs who worked alongside John O’Leary are expected to attend, not to mention the hundreds of people who worked behind the scenes at the stations with him. Closing the evening will be classic rockers Mob Opera.