Recent Blog Posts
- Grande Ballroom 2.0 Pronounced Viable
- Grande Column Corbels Repatriated
- Grande Ballroom Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
- The Grande Ballroom Mural
- The Grande Ballroom heads to D.C. and the National Register of Historic Places
- The Grande Ballroom – National Register of Historic Places – Final Phase
- Grande Ballroom opens October 27,1928!
- Bluesbreaker (Grande book excerpt)
- Grande Ballroom Aerial Survey 2017
- Grande Ballroom Analysis / Fund Kicks Off!
Grande Blog Archive
Category Archives: Rock nr Roll Palace
If you didn’t catch it live on September 24, listen below to my interview with the lovely, super cool and knowledgeable radio host and Deejay Ann Delisi. Then, if you enjoy Ann Delisi’s Essential Music on WDET as I do, be sure … Continue reading
As John Sinclair turns 75 today October 2, 2016 I was reminded of this story and picture that did not make the book. Sinclair was a master organizer and the Psychedelic Rangers was a group he put together to help … Continue reading
Not every image of the 100’s I collected for the book was good enough to published. There are of course, many shots of the talent on stage taken throughout the years. However there are precious few that were taken with … Continue reading
The regulars that Friday night in June of ’68 thought that perhaps a wedding band had gotten lost and was now setting up on the stage of the Grande. The polished shoes and tuxedos sure didn’t look promising and some … Continue reading
Beginning in late ’67 Russ Gibb began to work with out of town agents to book a number of British bands. By 1968 a prime example was the Jeff Beck Group featuring Rod Stewart. Here is a photo of the … Continue reading
Catch author Leo Early talking about “The Grande Ballroom Detroit’s Rock n Roll Palace” on Ann Delisi’s Essential Music show, WDET FM 101.9 Detroit Saturday September 24 – 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. “Ann is one of Detroit’s most respected and knowledgeable music … Continue reading
“One of the first acts to be featured from beyond the Midwest region was Tim Buckley, a favorite of Grande audiences and Uncle Russ.” For more.. get the book!
Some images and captures did not make the book. One in particular was “the Grande Vase” Artifact 96v. There were apparently a number of these installed throughout the building. Russ Gibb explained. “One night two kids had gotten too drunk or … Continue reading
“In the book I’ve documented a number of partners and staff from the Grande. These are the workers and volunteers that made the Grande run and each show an experience.” – Leo Early Clyde Blair – Light show artist (photo:Clyde … Continue reading