The Motor City Five at the Grande

I had the best time of my life during the Grande Ballroom years. I got to share the stage with the Who, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Janis Joplin, Blood Sweat & Tears, Howlin’ Wolf, The Sun Ra Arkestra and this list goes on for a mile and a half.

People were happy, high, did some free wheelin’ LSD induced dancing and open mindedness was the only rule to follow. Didn’t have to pay a hundred bucks a ticket either.

You could see all the great bands of the day and two or three local bands (uhh, like the MC5, Stooges, Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes, Bob Seger, Mitch Ryder, etc,) for three or five bucks.

No more glorious time in the history of rock. Period. MGT

Artist Gary Grimshaw

OCTOBER 7 & 8/
FRIDAY & SATURDAY:MC5,The Chosen Few The Wha?


The Chosen Few did open for the MC5 at this gig at the Grande and according to TCF lead vocalist Scott Richardson, it was Ron Asheton who hit the first chord on the Grande Stage.

OCTOBER 14/FRIDAY:MC5, The Woolies
OCTOBER 15/SATURDAY:MC5, The Woolies,The Southbound Freeway

Artist Gary Grimshaw

OCTOBER 21 & 22/FRIDAY & SATURDAY: MC5, The Prime Movers The Chosen Few, The Wha?, The Southbound Freeway,The Gang

Artist Rob Tyner

OCTOBER 28/FRIDAY: MC5,The Southbound Freeway

Artist Gary Grimshaw

NOVEMBER 5/SATURDAY: MC5, The Southbound Freeway

Artists Rob Tyner and Gary Grimshaw


Artist Gary Grimshaw

NOVEMBER 19/SATURDAY: MC5 & "Mystery Bands"

Artist Rob Tyner

NOVEMBER 26/SATURDAY: MC5, The Black & Blues Band

Read a ton of other cool info on the Grande at the Motorcity Music Archives

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