Fearing it will incite riots, Chicago and other cities across the country ban The Rolling Stones’ Street Fighting Man on September 4, 1968 …
August 28, 1968 ~ At the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, overzealous police in riot gear brutally beat protestors who are demonstrating against the Vietnam War. The Doors, Graham Nash and Chicago all write songs about it.
Just a kid and visiting my Big Sis in Wausau, I remember sitting in the living room of her apartment watching the whole scene unfold on TV. It was surreal and still feels like it was yesterday.
Last week, Chance The Rapper released his new album, The Big Day — which he’s calling his debut album, but come on — and today the Chicago musician has announced its corresponding tour, which will kick off in September with a San Francisco show and wrap up in November in Miami.
The Insane Coho-Lips Anti Disco Army’s “finest” hour turns 40 today. The Loop’s Steve Dahl pulls off the mother of all radio promotions at Chicago’s Comiskey Park. Yes, things got out of hand. Yes, it did get a little scary. (OK, it got a lot scary.) But it’s legend. And remember — rock n’ roll isn’t always pretty.
45 years on the air at WXRT, Chicago. What a run. Terri was blessed to be able to do the unthinkable in the business — make a deep run at the same radio station in the same town. Terri is blessed. But so are we. More so than she’ll ever know. Thank you, Terri.
July 9, 1995. Jerry Garcia would pass a month later.
Released on June 25, 1973, it’s the second of a string of 5 consecutive albums to be certified gold by the band. They … were … hot.
Terry Kath has long been praised as one of the great guitarists of the classic rock era. As a founding member of the jazz-rock band Chicago, Kath held down …