Honored by the Detroit Historical Museum's exhibit "Techno: Detroit's Gift to the World," Eddie Fowlkes and three other cohorts were featured for originating Detroit Techno music. The exhibit captured his over 25 years of experience in the music industry, stretching back to when he got his first mixer for Christmas in 1978.
That mixer led him to understand the power that music could have on people.
In 1984, Eddie had an epiphany, which inspired him to make his first hit record, "Goodbye Kiss" (released on Metroplex records in 1986). And his colleagues, Derrick May (roommate at the time) and Kevin Saunderson followed suit.
Eddie created the domino effect that changed the dance music world forever.