Russ Gibb Dies At 87 After Suffering From Health Problems For Several Years
The Radio DJ Behind The Famous Beatles “Paul is Dead” Conspiracy, Russ Gibb, Has Died At The Age Of 87.
- Russ Gibb died at the age of 87 on 30th April 2019.
- Russ’s friend and former student, Andy Fradkin, revealed and confirmed his death.
- Russ died after suffering from heart failure.
- Andy revealed that Russ suffered from health problems for numerous years.
American concert promoter and media personality Russ Gibb has died at the age of 87 on 30th April 2019, Tuesday.
Russ’s friend and former student who handles his legal and financial matters, Andy Fradkin, revealed and confirmed that Russ died on Tuesday after suffering from heart failure at a Garden City Hospital. According to Andy, Russ suffered from health problems for several years.
Russ let Detroit’s former Grande ballroom and gave Iggy Pop and Stooges their first show in the year 1968. It also provided a venue for different acts like Led Zeppelin, The Who and the Grateful Dead, and Cream.
One of his most marked act was as a DJ when he entertained rumors regarding the supposed death of Paul McCartney in 1969 not long after The Beatles released Abbey Road.
The discussion about the hoax lit up the radio station WKNR’s airwaves and helped propel underground conspiracy into a global phenomenon.
Russ, who had hosted numerous radio call-in-shows on other stations, live, local cable television show, had a whole cadre of different things and the different chapters of his life influenced a ton of people.
Punk pioneers MC5 ‘s debut album “Kick Out the Jams” was recorded live at the Grande. On Tuesday, guitarist Wayne Kramer tweeted a heartfelt condolence tweeting: My dear old friend Russ Gibb has departed this earth. He will be sorely missed. He was one of a kind.
My dear old friend Russ Gibb has departed this earth. He will be sorely missed. He was one of a kind. w.
— Wayne Kramer (@waynekramer) May 1, 2019