Jack Ryan, like The Motown Sound, was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Growing up with such a dynamic musical influence as The Motown Sound around him, Jack, like many others during the 60's became quite a fan of Berry Gordy's new sound.
While writing for such publications as City Magazine, The Dearborn Times Herald, The Observer and Eccentric and most recently C&G Publications, where he served as chief entertainment writer, Jack had the opportunity to interview many of the Motown recording artists. It was during these interviews that Jack decided he would compile the interesting material he had gathered into book form.
"Recollections" is the product of a years work which saw Jack Ryan interview virtually everyone connected with Motown Records. The stories found in "Recollections" are an account of the Motown era by the stars and behind the scenes personnel who made the hits.
That is why "Recollections" is such a unique view of The Motown Sound. Jack Ryan still lives in the Detroit area with his wife, Kathy.
Since the publication of "Recollections", Jack Ryan has travelled many roads in the entertainment industry. He has worked in television as an entertainment reporter. He has also contributed to his wife, Kath's weekly radio show as a movie reviewer.
Concert promoter and booking agent followed but for 28 years, Jack has managed former Motown recording artists, The Contours.