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Tim Buckley – Grande 1967

“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┬áthe book!

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Grande Artifact 96v – The Vase

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.┬áRuss Gibb explained. “One night two kids had gotten too drunk or … Continue reading

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Grande Partners and Staff

“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

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Part VI: Give the People What They Want

“”Give the People What They Want” is an old showbiz adage. The start of 1967 saw Russ Gibb seeking to learn the tastes of his audiences and to book accordingly.” “As a means to increase attendance, free passes were laid … Continue reading

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