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  1. The Grande Ballroom: Detroit's Rock 'n' Roll Palace (Landmarks)
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  2. The Grande Ballroom: Detroit's Rock 'n' Roll Palace (Landmarks)

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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.

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Leo Early
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I just read this book , while sitting with my wife in the hospital. I recommend it highly. Very well written. Amazing pictures , and very in depth. This book covers the history of the city , the architects , the history of the building and buildings like it, as it flows into the era we came up in with great stories of the music, uncle Russ ,the rest of the staff and beyond. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from cover to cover. Superb job Leo .
Excellent history of the legendary Detroit music venue . A fine piece of historical research and journalism .
if your interested in some Detroit rock and roll history, this book is for you.
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