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Bob Seger sings his greatest hits at Rosemont's Allstate Arena

Bob Seger sings his greatest hits at Rosemont's Allstate Arena
Rock musicians dying is far from a new thing. In the late 60’s and onward, drug and alcohol overdoses happened regularly. Jimmy, Janis & Jim. Bonham and Moon. I can go on and on and on. Musicians are still dying but now it’s been by natural causes. Heart attack, cancer and the aging process. It... Read more »

My 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Joe Cocker is one of the great singers of the late 60's-70's. "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" is one of the great live albums.
Yesterday, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced their class of 2018. The inductees will be the Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and the Zombies.  I would normally take this space to argue why or why not they are deserving of the honor. Not today. I’m okay with results although... Read more »

Fifty years of The Beatles White Album

Fifty years of The Beatles White Album
They say it’s your birthday. I’m glad it’s your birthday. Happy birthday to you. It was fifty years ago today…okay, actually it was two days ago but that doesn’t fit into the song lyric. The Beatles released their double album which was simply called The Beatles. It’s more commonly known as The White Album because... Read more »
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The Rolling Stones are touring America: The old guys hit the road again

The Rolling Stones are touring America: The old guys hit the road again
“It’s great to be playing back in America. Feels like we’re coming home.” Keith Richards Mick Jagger-75 Ronnie Wood-71 Keith Richards-74 Charlie Watts-77 While most septuagenarians are shutting it down, the Rolling Stones are kicking it up…big time style. The boys are hitting the road in 2019, with a U.S. stadium tour. Thirteen shows are... Read more »

Steve Winwood and Joan Jett join Michael J. Fox to fight Parkinson's Disease

Steve Winwood and Joan Jett join Michael J. Fox to fight Parkinson's Disease
When you think of Michael J. Fox, what first comes to mind? Is it Alex P. Keaton from “Family Ties?” Marty McFly from “Back to the Future?” Maybe his characters from “Teen Wolf”, “Spin City” or “The Good Wife?” I think his legacy will be the work that he’s doing in the fight against Parkinson’s... Read more »

A homeless veteran should not have to stand at a freeway exit with a cardboard sign

A homeless veteran should not have to stand at a freeway exit with a cardboard sign
The day was May 4, 1970. The United States was divided over the war in Vietnam. Protests were taking place on college campuses. Students against the Nixon administration. Students against the war. This day it was Kent State’s turn. The National Guard was sent in to try to keep the protest peaceful. They ended up shooting... Read more »
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It's going to be a Happy Xmas with Eric Clapton

It's going to be a Happy Xmas with Eric Clapton
It’s the end of the first week of November. Halloween is over. The mid-term election is over. Thanksgiving is still two weeks away. What does all of this mean? CHRISTMAS IS HERE!!! How did this happen? Didn’t we just start 2018 a few days ago? Okay, I can deal with Christmas being around the corner... Read more »

Eagles live at the United Center: Are the 2018 Eagles really the Eagles?

Eagles live at the United Center: Are the 2018 Eagles really the Eagles?
It’s the early 1970’s. Don Henley and Glenn Frey are playing in Linda Ronstadt’s band. They decide they want a band of their own. They get together with Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. The foursome becomes the legendary country rock band, the Eagles. A few years pass. They need another guitarist. Enter Don Felder. Another... Read more »

Roy Orbison is doing a US concert tour

Roy Orbison is doing a US concert tour
Monday night. October 1st. Fox Theater. Oakland, California. The music coming from the orchestra is “Only The Lonely.” The legendary singer Roy Orbison is in concert. He’s playing “live” for the first time in three decades. Nothing unusual about this except… ROY ORBISON HAS BEEN DEAD SINCE 1988!! You may be wondering how this is possible? It’s... Read more »
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Songs for my daughter Amy on her birthday

Songs for my daughter Amy on her birthday
It was twenty-eight years ago today that my daughter Amy made her way into the world. I’ll never forget holding her for the first time, putting my finger in her tiny hand and she grabbed it tight. A bonding forever moment. For the last decade or so, on her birthday, I’ve been playing different songs with... Read more »
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