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The MC5 and The Grande Ballroom on DPTV!

Louder Than Love

‘Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story’ Premieres on Detroit Public TV

With special in-studio guests: Wayne Kramer of MC5 and Susan Whitall of the Detroit News

The Grande Ballroom paved the way for the Detroit Rock scene as one of the major epicenters during the 1960’s. While the rest of the world was chilling and listening to the songs of the “Summer of Love,” Detroit was creating a sound all of its own and it was LOUDER THAN LOVE!

From rocking artists like Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent to Iggy & the Stooges, the stage of the Grande Ballroom was blasting and jamming as one of the greatest rock and roll venues in the world.

Tonight at 8pm, tune in to Louder than Love—a special program that showcases the true story of The Grande Ballroom, featuring in-studio guests: singer-guitarist Wayne Kramer formerly of the Detroit revolution-rock band the MC5 and Susan Whitall, Detroit News Feature and Entertainment Writer and former editor of Creem Magazine.

Then watch, listen and learn from music icons like BB King, Slash, Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey and many others, as they tell the story of the impact that the Grande Ballroom had not only on the City of Detroit, but on the world of Rock and Roll.

See the vision of Russ Gibb come to life before your very eyes and witness the history that was made right in our own city. Directed and produced by Tony D’Annunzio and edited by Karl Rausch- it truly is the greatest untold story of rock and roll.

‘Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story’ is another great program being broadcast this month from DPTV to help showcase Detroit’s talent and rich music history.

Watch this wonderful documentary on Detroit Public TV, or stream it online by visiting