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Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey rocked the Little Caesar’s Arena stage on Tuesday night and were joined by a 50-plus piece orchestra for the latest stop of the Moving On! Tour.  The orchestra was largely comprised of Detroit musicians who were contracted for the night. Prior to the start of the musical evening, “The Who” paid tribute to Russ Gibb, the Detroit rock promoter who died April 30.

Gary Graff on Music

Gary Graff on Music added a new photo.

Gibb ran the Grande Ballroom during its heyday in the late 1960s, becoming close with the band and premiering “Tommy” in concert in 1969.  A farewell message followed a series of vintage images of Gibb, the Who and the Grande: “Goodbye, Russ — thank you for such great times. You will be missed!”

The Who delivers classics with a new orchestral twist in latest - and last? - Detroit show

Mixing rock bands with orchestras can come off like a gimmick - often a gratuitous add-on or, worse, a clunky way to mask the deficiencies of a group that can't hack it anymore.

Thank you to everyone who came out and hung out at the “WCSX” booth and said hello.

94.7 WCSX

94.7 WCSX added a new photo - with Donielle Flynn and Erin Vermeulen.

 

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