Illinois Music Collection

#52
This is a friend of mine son. He is getting bigger and bigger, but still in the beginning stages of getting into the music industry. Please share if you like it. 500k views, he gets signed by a record label.



 
#57
Hello everyone!!! This is my first post on IllinoisLoyalty. I have followed this site for years and find it the best source for news and updates on all aspects of UIUC sports. I just wanted to throw something out here...Does anyone here remember a band that used to play CU all the time called the Boyzz from Illinoizz? I first heard them on WPGU circa 1979-1980, went to Record Service and bought their first album (along with the Luther Allison live album that was recorded at Panama Red's -- yes, bought them both that same Saturday afternoon), and then never heard hide-nor-hair from them. I've searched high and low for either the Vinyl or the CD of that album, but can't find it online or in resale or trade shops. I run an online radio station and would love to get that LP on the air!!! I also just realized that this is posting as a "Reply" to someone, and I apologize -- I meant for this to be a stand alone message. Go Illini!!!
 
#59
aka Flash Gordon, earthling
Planet Earth, when not battling Ming the Merciless
Hello everyone!!! This is my first post on IllinoisLoyalty. I have followed this site for years and find it the best source for news and updates on all aspects of UIUC sports. I just wanted to throw something out here...Does anyone here remember a band that used to play CU all the time called the Boyzz from Illinoizz? I first heard them on WPGU circa 1979-1980, went to Record Service and bought their first album (along with the Luther Allison live album that was recorded at Panama Red's -- yes, bought them both that same Saturday afternoon), and then never heard hide-nor-hair from them. I've searched high and low for either the Vinyl or the CD of that album, but can't find it online or in resale or trade shops. I run an online radio station and would love to get that LP on the air!!! I also just realized that this is posting as a "Reply" to someone, and I apologize -- I meant for this to be a stand alone message. Go Illini!!!




https://kickass.so/the-boyzz-from-illinois-too-wild-to-tame-1978-cd-rip-sempernew-t2294784.html
 
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#61
We Ready
Merced CA
Dan Folgelburg and U of I

I saw him play at the Assembly Hall in the late 70s. He did not play the song "Illinois" despite begging from the crowd. His father, who taught music in Peoria, was in the front row and DF sang "Leader of the Band" to him. Not a dry eye in the house. BTW, he attended U of I and was a non-initiated member of my fraternity, who painted a mural on the wall of his room. The house has since been torn down and rebuilt. He did not initiate because he left school. Little know factoid. He had some falling out with some entity at the school and left on bad terms. That is the suspected reason that he did not play "Illinois"
 
#63
I saw him play at the Assembly Hall in the late 70s. He did not play the song "Illinois" despite begging from the crowd. His father, who taught music in Peoria, was in the front row and DF sang "Leader of the Band" to him. Not a dry eye in the house. BTW, he attended U of I and was a non-initiated member of my fraternity, who painted a mural on the wall of his room. The house has since been torn down and rebuilt. He did not initiate because he left school. Little know factoid. He had some falling out with some entity at the school and left on bad terms. That is the suspected reason that he did not play "Illinois"


Lambda Chi was torn down?


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#67
In the land of the Nittany Lion
I saw him play at the Assembly Hall in the late 70s. He did not play the song "Illinois" despite begging from the crowd. His father, who taught music in Peoria, was in the front row and DF sang "Leader of the Band" to him. Not a dry eye in the house. BTW, he attended U of I and was a non-initiated member of my fraternity, who painted a mural on the wall of his room. The house has since been torn down and rebuilt. He did not initiate because he left school. Little know factoid. He had some falling out with some entity at the school and left on bad terms. That is the suspected reason that he did not play "Illinois"
Interesting story. I'll pass that along to my wife who is a big fan.
 
#69
Just curious, where did you get this info? If true, that's really interesting. My dad and I are big Fogelberg fans and it would be awesome to be able to point that out to him when we're there to watch the IU-UI game in November.


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#70
Just curious, where did you get this info? If true, that's really interesting. My dad and I are big Fogelberg fans and it would be awesome to be able to point that out to him when we're there to watch the IU-UI game in November.

I just googled it myself. For anyone else interested, Fogelberg said this himself at his last (1993) performance at Assembly Hall.


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#73
Also rockabilly legend, Carl Perkins' "Champaign, Illinois."

Curiously, both songs called "Champaign, Illinois" have Bob Dylan with co-writing credit even though they're completely different songs.

The Old 97s wanted to use the tune from Dylan's "Desolation Row" and asked Dylan for permission, which he granted. Carl Perkins got his "Champaign, Illinois" as a partially written song from Dylan when they were on tour together. He later finished writing it and recorded it.
 
#74
In the land of the Nittany Lion
Stumbled across this. I like the Carl Perkins Champaign, but this student produced Champaign State of Mind is hilarious and spot on, not only for the lyrics, but also the production values and the clips of places around campus, all the buildings you've never been in--or for some of us who've been away for a long time, we didn't know existed. (I know there are places that were blank spaces--and spaces that were houses--are building, and in some cases, parking lots). Anyway, enjoy a Champaign State of Mind.

(He mentions "Greek life" but I'll be a could write a verse about all the dorms. :D