Kernen’s Corner: The Grande Ballroom
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Kernen sits down again with Tony D’Annunzio and takes a look at a documentary focused on the 60′s rock revolution in Detroit! While the West Coast was groovin’ to the sounds of the “Summer of Love” in 1967, Detroit was pumping out a hard-driving, gritty and raw sound that was “Louder Than Love.” The Grande Ballroom stood as the epicenter of the Detroit rock music scene that spawned in the late ‘60s. Serving as the starting point for bands such as MC5, Iggy & The Stooges, Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes and more, the Grande not only influenced local Detroit musicians but inspired bands from all over the U.S. and Great Britain. Legendary acts like Led Zeppelin, Cream, B.B. King, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd and the Who soon began to grace the stage at the Grande on a regular basis. This theatre was a place where the greatest of musicians of the time came to play and Tony tells us all about how the idea got started, and how he made the documentary “Louder then Love” happen.
Don’t forget to check out part one!
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