Skip to comments.How Chicago Rocked The 60's Parts 1/2/3 video
Posted on 09/14/2013 7:29:41 PM PDT by virgil283
Great Anthology of Chi Town 60's music...WLS and WCFL..Part 1 features Chicago, The Buckinghams and The New Colony Six, The Ides of March... Part 2 features The Shadows of Knight, Ides of March, and Cryan'Shames...Part 3 features The American Breed, Mauds, Buckinghams, and Chicago [CTA]..... G L O R I A....tell me you'll stay, Make Me Smile, .......
WCFL Chicago Radio ;
To Sir With Love and How Can I Be Sure: both well crafted songs, thoughful songs with flowing melodies.
always liked IDES OF MARCH back in the day with lots of brass in the bands.
I remember those ads for US-30 Drags on wls.
I thought back then they were known as "The Chicago Transit Authority."
Someone has recently posted some WLS Airchecks from the 60s, with Ron Riley, Clark Weber, Art Roberts, and the original Anita Kerr jingles. So when you’re done listening to the Voice of Labor, punch the next button to the left and give the Big 89 a listen:
(Search Youtube for others, or you can just stop by the Sweet Corn Festival at Hoopston IL next Saturday night for a sock hop with Larry Lujack...)
Thank you WLS for introducing me to ACDC in the early 80’s when it was very very edgy and underground stuff back in the day.
HA... dfwgator.....the city of Chicago Transit System sued then in court [IF I RECALL].. to keep them from using that name...yourgovermentworkingtoprotectyou...
I was a child in Arkansas in the early 60s and I’d lay in bed at night and listen to WLS. Ah, for the good old days.
Chickenman was big on the radio around that time. On the Jerry G. Bishop show in the morning, as I recall. Dick Orkin played Chickenman.
And yeah, lots of great local music. Buckinghams, Ides of March. Later, Chicago.
I remember WLS. In the Catskills and poconos on some nights, WLS actually came in better than WABC in NYC. I also remember Dick Biondi, aka the Wild EYEtalian, the Supersonic Spaghetti Slurper.
In the ‘70s I hated Bob Sirrot for talking over the beginning of songs. The moron loved to hear himself talk.
But then Steve Dahl showed up (Disco Demolition at Comiskey Park — 1979?) and made everybody else look sophisticated.
The ‘70s were not an impressive era for the U.S. Got your pet rock? Mood ring? “Muskrat Love”? Wanna go streaking?
And where did the Buckinghams, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears get their inspiration?
The Fabulous Flippers!
John Records Landecker on WLS!
A drag strip.
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