“If I hadn’t been the poster artist for the counterculture, I would have been it’s poster child…” Voted one of “Michigan’s 100 Greatest Artists and Entertainers of the Twentieth Century” Detroit Free Press Gary became well known as the Grande Ballroom artist and his talent has kept him in demand and in the spotlight in a career covering the rock scenes in Michigan and the San Francisco area for over 40 years. Working in San Francisco between 1966-70, he moved back to Michigan and settled in the Motor City in 1974 where he concentrated on the local rock scene for the next 14 years. The Art of Rock: Posters From Presley to Punk, recognized Grimshaw as an originator of the art form.
You will be missed Dear Friend. You will be Remembered. A fighter throughout his life for a variety of social causes, Gary remained true to this unwavering nature of a champion as he fought a variety of health issues for many years. Gary Grimshaw died in Detroit on January 13, 2014 at the age of 67.
garygrimshaw.org – Visit Gary’s website for more information and to order his book: Detroit Rocks! A Pictorial History of Motor City Rock and Roll 1965-1975