2019 G/G-661007 Gary Grimshaw MC5 Grande Ballroom Detroit RP5 Limited Edition Poster CGC 9.8

closed on Thursday, May 4, 2023

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This commemorative limited edition poster is numbered 30/125 in pencil at the bottom left front, and stamped on the reverse.


We have here for you a special limited edition reprint poster numbered 30/125 and produced in 2019 of this classic early Grande Ballroom issue! This image was the first Grande Ballroom design artist Gary Grimshaw created for Russ Gibb (Uncle Russ Travel Agency on the poster). Detroit's MC5 were the headliners.


The great MC5 started its music career in Michigan and developed a reputation for energetic and polemical live performances. They were a mainstay at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit. Their 1969 debut album Kick Out the Jams landed them in the history books. Their lifespan was unfortunately short-lived and in 1972 the band came to an end - just three years after their debut record.


The Grande Ballroom was the epicenter of the 60s scene in the upper Midwest and the artistic quality of the artworks rivals anything done out west. This limited edition reprint poster offers the same popular and iconic art for far less than a First Print currently commands!

--TITLE: G/G-661007 MC5 Grande RP-5
--GRADE: CGC 9.8
--PERFORMERS: MC5, Chosen Few
--VENUE: Grande Ballroom
--CITY: Detroit
--DATE: 10/07/66
--PRINTING: RP-5; 2019 Reprint Poster
--SIZE: 13 x 19


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