Category Archives: Music

Satan Is Her Name

The inspiration hit me one night in the 1960s.  I was walking back home from my, then, girlfriend’s house.  It was probably around 9 or 10 … PM.  I know walking alone at night might seem strange in light (or, … Continue reading

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A Christmas Video Present From Us To You

Just in time for Christmas, here’s a little video present from us to you. This is a song Steve wrote and recorded at Jim Peterik‘s World Stage studio. Except for the drum track, Steve played all the instruments. The idea … Continue reading

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December 8, 1980

40 years ago I was getting ready to come in and do my overnight shift on Chicago’s WIND radio when I heard a news bulletin that said John Lennon had been shot. When I got to the station, I was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dick Clark!

This isn’t Throwback Thursday but, Monday, November 30th, would have been, the legendary, Dick Clark‘s 91st birthday. We had the extreme pleasure of hosting several ALS Mammoth Music Mart events with Dick and having him on our show many times. … Continue reading

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Some Saturday-After-Thanksgiving Fun!

Another tradition the pandemic sidelined this year was our annual Thanksgiving show on WGN radio with Muriel Anderson as our special guest. We always looked forward to that show and attending Muriel’s Saturday-After-Thanksgiving Concert. Well, the good news is that, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Lou Pallo

We were saddened to hear the news that our friend, New Jersey guitarist, Lou Pallo, who was part of the Les Paul Trio, died on Wednesday, October, 28, at 86. We first met Lou in 2003 when we were in … Continue reading

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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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