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bookiesoriginal
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The Grande Ballroom
Apr 4th, 2005 at 5:19pm
 
Even if you aren't local or are too young to remember the Grande Ballroom, please check out the petition to preserve it as a Historic Place.    
An innovative venue for genre-establishing Michigan rock acts such as the MC5, the Stooges and the Rationals, the Grande also was the first venue to properly feature international acts of significant importance. The Who first presented the rock opera  "Tommy" at the ballroom and legends such as Janis Joplin, Cream, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, Jefferson Airplane, and the Yardbirds were regularly showcased
http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?grande05
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Reply #1 - Apr 5th, 2005 at 10:24am
 
It is oh, so important to protect Historic Places these days...!

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Reply #2 - Apr 11th, 2005 at 10:44pm
 
Even seeing the inside of the decayed Grande in "A True Testimonial" gave me goosebumps. I saw SO MANY great shows there. Bookies, do you remember when they moved down the street to the Riviera Theater and called it the Grande Riviera? Do you know if that building is still standing?
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Reply #3 - Apr 20th, 2005 at 3:19am
 
Hmmm. can't open the petition.  do you have another link Bookies?
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Reply #4 - Apr 20th, 2005 at 5:34pm
 
no i don't.  did you just click on that bar that says "save the grande etc?"
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Reply #5 - Sep 23rd, 2005 at 5:43pm
 
Read below all you locals, this sounds like THE place to be this weekend!


Good golly, Miss Molly, it's Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, and they're set to perform Saturday as part of the I Survived the Grande music showcase at the Masonic Temple Fountain Ballroom.

"Sock It to Me Baby!" vocalist and original Detroit Wheels guitarist Jim McCarty will headline the event, which also will feature music by the Dick Wagner Band, Measured Chaos, Jagged Edge, Third Power and Journey with the Dukes. It begins at 6:30 p.m.

The event is being assembled by the Knights of the Grande, a group of area musicians and music fans dedicated to preserving the music of the Grande Ballroom, a former downtown venue that played home to some of the biggest music names of the late '60s and early '70s.


500 Temple, Detroit. 313-832-2232.

(article written byRachel May-Detroit Free Press 9/23/05)
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Reply #6 - Sep 23rd, 2005 at 8:24pm
 
What ever happened with that Grande Ballroom thing?  Has it been saved?
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Reply #7 - Sep 23rd, 2005 at 9:42pm
 
Quote:
Read below all you locals, this sounds like THE place to be this weekend!


Good golly, Miss Molly, it's Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, and they're set to perform Saturday as part of the I Survived the Grande music showcase at the Masonic Temple Fountain Ballroom.

"Sock It to Me Baby!" vocalist and original Detroit Wheels guitarist Jim McCarty will headline the event, which also will feature music by the
D!ck
Wagner Band, Measured Chaos, Jagged Edge, Third Power and Journey with the Dukes. It begins at 6:30 p.m.

The event is being assembled by the Knights of the Grande, a group of area musicians and music fans dedicated to preserving the music of the Grande Ballroom, a former downtown venue that played home to some of the biggest music names of the late '60s and early '70s.


500 Temple, Detroit. 313-832-2232.

(article written byRachel May-Detroit Free Press 9/23/05)



LOL@ the "auto-censor" function on this board!
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Reply #8 - Oct 19th, 2005 at 6:28pm
 
hard to imagine the grande in its heyday Sad
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Reply #9 - Mar 17th, 2006 at 5:48pm
 
the grande has its own website now:

www.thegrandeballroom.com
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Reply #10 - Apr 17th, 2006 at 1:56am
 
i attended a meeting yesterday morning with the friends of the grande group.  we had a surprise guest:  russ gibb!!  yep, you locals will know who i am talking about.  he is legendary in this area .  guess who started the whole paul mccartney is dead thing?  yep, uncle russ gibb.
please, if you love music and have not yet signed the save the grande petition, please do so.  


yes oldfriend, i do remember the grande riviera as well.  those were the "real" days of rock and roll!

stay tuned for some exciting grande news!
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