Posts in category "Rock 'n' Roll"

Lynyrd Skynyrd at Ravinia Festival - September 1, 2011

Lynyrd Skynyrd at their first Ravinia Festival Appearance
The hot, steamy weather must have made Lynyrd Skynyrd right at home Friday night at Ravinia.  The conditions were more befitting of a August night in the bands home town of Jacksonville, Florida, than the tony suburbs of Chicago. It was hard to tell if it was the weather, or stuffed tummies of the audience... Read more »

It's Only Rock 'n Roll

It's Only Rock 'n Roll
One of the perks of working on a (coming soon) Internet radio station is that you have to listen to a lot of music.  In our case some of that music is old classic rock.  So it was that I found myself perusing a few classic albums looking for additional songs to add to the... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - Jerry Lieber RIP - "Smokey Joe's Cafe" by The Robins

Song Of The Day – “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” by The Robins Jerry Lieber has died at the age of 78. He was the lyricist on countless classics including “Stand By Me,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Yakety Yak,” “Youngblood,” “On Broadway,” “Kansas City,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “Charlie Brown”… the list goes on and on. With... Read more »
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Music Review - Wayne and Marty from Freddy Jones

Music Review - Wayne and Marty from Freddy Jones
Wayne Healy and Marty Lloyd, founders of The Freddy Jones Band brought  their acoustic guitars to the Montrose Room at the Intercontinental Hotel in Rosemont Saturday night to a small, but very appreciative and enthusiastic audience.  The crowd of about a hundred, many who heard about this gig via the band’s Facebook page, were treated... Read more »

Concert Review - Steely Dan at Ravinia Festival

Concert Review - Steely Dan at Ravinia Festival
Steely Dan pulled a bit of old school showmanship Friday night at Ravinia.  Backing vocalist Carolyn Leonhart walked over to a short, black column displaying a turntable.  As she placed the needle on the record, you could hear the crackling sound from the starting grooves of an LP record.  The band then launched in to... Read more »

The Great Internet Radio Project - An Update

The Great Internet Radio Project - An Update
This update is long overdue.  I last wrote on this subject in the late spring. To summarize, I talked about my work on a new streaming radio station, citing the need for a better quality classic rock outlet than what I can hear on the radio.  Two of my acquaintances have created top quality streaming... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Surf Medley" by Junior Brown

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman “Surf Medley” by Junior Brown One of the highlights of any Junior Brown show is when he launches into the “Surf Medley” on his “guit-steel,” a double-necked guitar/steel guitar he invented. He can be seen touring the country regularly with the lovely Miss Tanya Rae, his wife, by... Read more »

Concert Review - U2 at Soldier Field

Concert Review - U2 at Soldier Field
Just before the Irish rockers launched into “One Tree Hill” as an unscheduled encore, singer Bono warned the audience, “If we screw up really badly, you don’t put this on the Internet.”  He need not have worried.  It was a wonderful icing to a delicious feast of musical offerings from the band’s thirty year catalog.... Read more »

Concert Review - Hall & Oates

Darryl Hall and John Oates played a spirited, if brief fourteen-song set Sunday night at the Ravinia Festival.  It was a journey back to the mid seventies and early eighties for a mixture of hits and some of the pop duos personal favorites (like Las Vegas Turnaround from 1973′s “Abandoned Luncheonette.”) Fortunately they are smart... Read more »
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Today in Music History: John Fogerty

On this date sixty-six years ago, John Fogerty is born in Berkeley.  Twenty-four years later, Creedence debuted on the UK charts with this song, performed  here on the Johnny Cash’s TV show:      
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