Gary Grimshaw, the Iconic concert poster artist has died aged 67.

Grimshaw passed away on Monday January 13 in Detroit, Michigan after a long battle with several undisclosed illnesses.

The artist was best known for creating concert posters for Detroit's Grande Ballroom in the 1960s, and created artwork for gigs featuring Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

Paying tribute to the artist, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer says, "As kids, Gary Grimshaw was the best artist in our neighbourhood... Of course, Gary became a truly great artist and friend and his art made the world a more beautiful place".

In addition to his concert poster art, Grimshaw also contributed pieces to newspapers and magazines.

He most recently worked with the White Stripes and the Detroit Cobras on posters for their shows.


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