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grande ballroom

from led zeppelin, janis joplin, pink floyd, the grateful dead, jeff beck, cream, mc5, the stooges posted in music by tigerbomb13

The Grande Ballroom is a historic live music venue located at 8952 Grand River Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. The building was designed by Detroit engineer and architect Charles N. Agree in 1928 and originally served as a multi-purpose building, hosting retail business on the first floor and a large dance hall upstairs.[1] During this period the Grande was renowned for its outstanding hardwood dance floor which took up most of the second floor.

Closed in 1972, the building has rarely been used and has fallen into a state of disrepair. As of 2010 it remained inactive and open to redevelopment.

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the star-club

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

Portions of their final performances were taped with a portable recorder by an associate of Ted "King Size" Taylor of the Dominoes, another group playing at the club. That album is called, "The Beatles: Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962." It has been released through a number of labels and formats since its first pressing in 1977 on Bellaphon Records.

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hotel pacific

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

The Beatles stayed at this location when it was the Hotel Pacific from December 18-31, 1962, when they were playing The Star-Club. Their last Star-Club show was recorded and released as the album called "The Beatles: Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962".

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hotel germania

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

The Beatles stayed at this hotel from November 1-14, 1962, when they were playing the Star-Club.

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beatles-platz

from the beatles posted in music by crabapple

At the corner of Reeperbahn and Große Freiheit streets in St. Pauli quarter of Hamburg is a plaza dedicated to the Beatles time in Hamburg. Black and circular to symbolically represent a vinyl record, the plaza is 29 m (95 ft) in diameter. Surrounding the plaza are steel outline structures to represent John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe, and a combined Pete Best/Ringo Starr drummer. The structure was completed on September 1, 2008

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