Artwork: Christy Litster. Photo Credit: Christopher Menard
Throughout her time in radio...
...Rosalie Trombley was personally responsible for boosting the careers of several seminal musical artists of the period. These included Alice Cooper, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Paul Anka, Tony Orlando, Gordon Lightfoot, The Poppy Family, The MC5, Ted Nugent and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Some of the songs made famous, in large part, because of Rosalie Trombley include:
Heavy Music and Ramblin Gamblin Man by Bob Seger
Show Time by the Detroit Emeralds
Both Sides Now by Judy Collins
I’m Eighteen by Alice Cooper
Sweet Sweet Baby (Since You Been Gone) by Aretha Franklin
These Eyes by the Guess Who
I Want You Back by the Jackson 5
Love Child by Diana Ross and the Supremes
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross
Do I Love You by Paul Anka
If You Could Read My Mind and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot
Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers
Cloud Nine by The Temptations
What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye
Superstition by Stevie Wonder
Brown Sugar by the Rolling Stones
Me and Mr. Jones by Billy Paul
If You Don’t Know Me By Now by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
Here you can learn more about Rosalie Trombley through videos, clips, artworks and more that celebrate her life and legacy.
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-in memory of Rosalie Trombley
How did you do it,
to know what worked,
which song would make it
or who would listen?
Lyric, melody, intro, bridge,
coda, energy, spunk, funk.
Was it foot tapping appeal,
or a car radio’s best blast
that steered the transistor
transformation of the
soundtrack of our lives?
You chose wisely,
tight and trendy,
with lyrics that made
us laugh or cry.
Was it music magic or
hit single sorcery?
We grew up with your Top Thirty
and phoned in our Big 8 favorites.
We knew nothing of your alchemy,
or how you became the
“girl with the golden ear”.
You stayed behind the scenes,
preserved your integrity,
your steadfast devotion to task.
You did your job, raised your family,
and forged the profile of women
in a demanding industry,
a pioneer, incomparable.
Now you fashion playlists
for angels and others
who continue to dance
with perpetual gratitude.
“She’s quite the mediator – a smoother operator, you will never see. Knows music. No music till you see – she’s got the power, got the tower, Rosalie.”
- “Rosalie” written by Bob Seger