Category Archives: Music

B.B. King — The Thrill Ain’t Gone!

Riley “B.B.” King would have turned 95 on September 16th, 2020. I’ve been thinking about him and, if you’ll indulge me, I thought I’d share a little of what’s been playing in my head. In no particular order: As a … Continue reading

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R.I.P Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels has been a part of the soundtrack of our lives for a long time.  In the days of our solo radio careers, Charlie’s records were regularly a part of our respective radio lives. In fact, before radio was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rhubarb Red!

Today, June 9, 2020, would have been Les Paul‘s 105th birthday. “The Wizard Of Waukesha” or “Rhubarb Red” (One of his stage names) spent his life chasing sound and, along the way, cast a long shadow over popular culture while … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Little Richard

That original album (Vinyl, thank you very much!) is safely ensconced in our music room. When it first landed, there was nothing safe about it. It was scary!  At least, that’s what a lot of 50s mid-America’s adults thought about … Continue reading

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Jim Peterik’s “Empty Arena”

We shared this with our Facebook friends but, because we know that not all of you who follow this blog follow us on our other social media sites, we thought it might be a good thing to share it with … Continue reading

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Join Us As We Welcome In 2020 On WGN Radio!

Tonight from 11PM-5 AM (Or, whenever the Blackhawks game ends) we’ll say goodbye to 2019 and welcome in 2020 as we celebrate the 25th anniversary broadcast of Steve  & Johnnie’s “Cheap Date Life After Dark New Year’s Eve Extravaganza” and … Continue reading

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Friday After Christmas On WGN Radio!

Today, Friday, 12/27/19, from 3-7P (Central) we slide back into the WGN radio studios for the first of a couple of days to enjoy and celebrate that post-Christmas/pre-New Years glow. We’ve just been invited to be a part of The … Continue reading

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How About Some Free Christmas Goodies?!?

We thought this might be a good time to post our annual stocking full of freebies from us & the most successful instrumentalist in rock history, Duane Eddy. First in the stocking, you’ll find an original song Steve recorded at … Continue reading

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Elvis 42 Years Later

As I (Steve) write this, it’s August 16th, 2019.  Elvis Presley died 42 years ago.  When he died, he was 42 years old. A few thoughts 42 years on: I clearly remember the night, in 1956, when my mom and … Continue reading

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One Hundred and Four

One hundred and four years is a long time.  It’s highly doubtful that most of us will be remembered around the world one hundred and four years after our birth. But then, Les Paul wasn’t most people.  June 9th, 2019, … Continue reading

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