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Grande Ballroom : Detroit’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Palace (Paperback) (Leo Early)

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In the 1920s, a jewel of Detroit entertainment arose on the Westside—the Grande Ballroom. The venue flourished under the ownership of infamous gambler Harry Weitzman and management of dance scion Paul Strasburg. The advent of rock ’n’ roll pushed the ballroom into hard times, but in 1966, local schoolteacher and disc jockey Russ Gibb resurrected it with the promise of live rock music. The new psychedelic ballroom style attracted scores of suburban baby boomers and helped launch the careers of local legends like the MC5, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent. Soon the ballroom’s prestige attracted international acts like Cream, the Who and the Jeff Beck Group. Detroit music history expert Leo Early celebrates this beloved venue.
Number of Pages: 220
Genre: History, Photography, Biography + Autobiography
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Leo Early
Language: English
Street Date: October 3, 2016
TCIN: 52097692
UPC: 9781626197817
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-3609
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