Former Metro Detroit music promoter Russ Gibb dies at 87

Known for booking famous music acts at Grande Ballroom

Photographer Tom Wright and Russ Gibb (WDIV)

DETROIT – Grande Ballroom's Russ Gibb died Tuesday at the age of 87, according to the Grande Ballroom.

Gibb has been in declining health for some years and was receiving care in a local nursing home.

Gibb was a former concert promoter and media personality from Dearborn. He was also a teacher and is most well-known for booking famous music acts at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit.

He brought in acts such as MC5, Stooges, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

The Grande Ballroom shared a "Russ Gibb Remembered" article. Read that here.

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