Illinois Music Collection

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
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.
Planet Earth, when not battling Ming the Merciless
Not sure what the music is, but the subject is pure Champaign Urbana.
Planet Earth, when not battling Ming the Merciless
Okay, it's Dire Straits . . . Walking in the Wild West End.
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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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...
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
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
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