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The Chicago Music Scene: 1960s and 1970s

The Chicago Music Scene: 1960s and 1970s


Dean Milano



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Arcadia Publishing

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This is the story of two decades of the Chicago music scene-the 1960s and 1970s, an incredibly vibrant period in urban and suburban music scenes across the country and throughout the world. Chicago was a major player throughout those decades. It was a time when jazz, rock and roll, country and western, folk, blues, and R & B flowed through the streets of Chicagoland. Much has been written about the national and international talent of that time, but not enough has been written regarding local music scenes. This story focuses on the city of Chicago (along with its suburban club scene) and the homegrown performers who made the 1960s and 1970s one of the most electrifying and memorable periods in music history. Some of those players went all the way to the big time, while others made their mark and disappeared. But they all made a difference in their own way, and for those who were there, it is a time they will never forget.

Author Bio: Dean Milano has been making music in Chicago since 1966, playing bass and singing in numerous bands and shows. He was there when it all happened-and has lived to tell about it.

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