Illinois Music Collection

#76
Just got to looking into this and apparently after his death the woman from the song came forward and said it actually took place in Peoria
 
#77
We Ready
Merced CA
I had always heard that it was Peoria as well. FWLIW.
 
#78
So almost have a good Fogelberg story...while in school I blew off my family & went to Aspen with Aunt/Uncle & first cousins, they had a condo, mostly free trip other than lift tickets & some food. I'd just turned 21, cousins were 5 & 6 years older, married and there husbands were a few years older yet...but I had everyone rallied to make one trip to the bars, but after skiing all day they were too tired & blew me off. Next day on the ski slopes everyone was talking about how Fogelberg, Jimmy Buffett, & John Denver showed up at the downtown bars and were jamming. I still hold a grudge on that one.
 
#79
Planet Earth, when not battling Ming the Merciless
Not sure what the music is, but the subject is pure Champaign Urbana.
 
#80
Planet Earth, when not battling Ming the Merciless
Okay, it's Dire Straits . . . Walking in the Wild West End.
 
#83
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees from Illinois:

Sam Cooke - Chicago

Bo Diddley - Chicago

Muddy Waters - Chicago

Lavern Baker - Chicago

Roger McGuinn of the Byrds - Chicago

to be continued.
 
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#84
continued...

The Impressions - Chicago

Jimmy Reed - Chicago

Ike & Tina Turner - East St. Louis

Ray Manzarek of the Doors - Chicago

Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane - Highland Park

to be continued...
 
#85
Curtis Mayfield (also inducted as a member of the Impressions) - Chicago

The Staple Singers - Chicago

Frank, Maurice and Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire - Chicago

The Flamingos - Chicago

The Dells - Harvey
 
#86
Buddy Guy - Chicago

Miles Davis - Alton, East St. Louis

Michael Anthony of Van Halen - Chicago

Patti Smith - Chicago

Tom Waits isn't from Illinois, but Kathleen Brennan, his wife and frequent songwriting partner is from Johnsburg
 
#87
Dizzy Reed of Guns N' Roses - Hinsdale

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Chicago... Paul went to the U of I for a semester before dropping out and forming a band

Cheap Trick - Rockford

Chicago - Chicago, duh

Jonathan Cain of Journey - Chicago and Franklin Park