Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story
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Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story
In the fall of 1966, Russ Gibb, a Detroit-area schoolteacher who also hosted teenage record hops, rented a shuttered dance hall in a run-down area of Detroit and began presenting psychedelic dance concerts in the style of the burgeoning Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. Gibb's venue, the Grande Ballroom, became the hub of Michigan's rock & roll scene and was home to some of the most powerful and exciting bands of the day, including the MC5, the Stooges, the Frost, the Rationals, the Third Power, SRC and many more; the Grande also played host to the top touring acts of the late… More