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Farewell, Uncle Russ

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Vic Doucette
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Farewell, Uncle Russ

Post by Vic Doucette » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:38 pm

I am seeing multiple Facebook posts saying that Russ Gibb has passed away at 87.


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Re: Farewell, Uncle Russ

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Re: Farewell, Uncle Russ

Post by FET-500 » Wed May 01, 2019 7:21 am

"Louder than Love." I've got it on my HDD but for those who haven't seen it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGQ5NZnzlLA



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Re: Farewell, Uncle Russ

Post by borderboy653659200 » Wed May 01, 2019 9:43 am

I heard the news about seven on WWJ .Russ Gibb was instrumental in opening the Grande Ballroom to Nugent,the SRC,and many other Detroit-area rock acts. RIP,Uncle Russ !!!



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Re: Farewell, Uncle Russ

Post by JGP1954 » Wed May 01, 2019 5:20 pm

I worked at WCAR AM1130 in 1977. He had a talk show at night as I remember it. I rarely saw him, but when I did, he acted like he was always in a hurry. The sort of mantic type, always moving about crazily looking for something. I think I greeted him once, and he just stared back at me. I was in sales, and he wasn't the type to even acknowledge a salesperson, unless it was management. I listened to his show, but I don't remember much about it. I think it mainly about Detroit politics, and what Coleman Young was up to at the time. I just remember he wasn't very friendly....a Star mentality. I think.



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Re: Farewell, Uncle Russ

Post by Deleted User 14992 » Wed May 01, 2019 5:28 pm

I remember Russ Gibb at WKNR-FM 100 what an incredible talent, He was a Great Guy and will be missed.



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Re: Farewell, Uncle Russ

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Re: Farewell, Uncle Russ

Post by Bobbert » Sun May 05, 2019 10:01 am

It's a shame he didn't make it to the 50th anniversary of the Paul is Dead controversy that he helped fuel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_is_dead#Growth

Wonder if he every met Paul McCartney?



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Re: Farewell, Uncle Russ

Post by SolarMax » Sun May 05, 2019 6:17 pm

There was a gathering today (5/5) to celebrate Russ Gibb at the Grande Ballroom site, or, as "LOCAL4" just put it, twice,, the "GRAND" ballroom. Sheesh.



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Re: Farewell, Uncle Russ

Post by RayQix » Tue May 07, 2019 6:02 am

Vanity and Grande Ballrooms are in almost the same shape. Grande is on Grand River where Vanity is still standing on Jefferson near the Grosse Pointe border with Detroit.

I think they should have had the names of folks that were discussing Russ..... not to give them
Much screen time but I recognized JoJo by her voice.... and was nice to see Dick Purtan on the tv.

Not sure about any of the others or who they are.

Amazing what a little notoriety gets you.....

RIP “Uncle Russ”




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