Traditionally concerts at Ravinia were jazz or classical, but for a short time in the late 1960s, it had rock concerts as well, until Janis Joplin's 1970 concert "put an end" to that.
January 10 at 3:11 AM
Buddy Guy's distorted sound was at first discouraged by his label, until the "British guys got it" and they "cut him loose."
January 5 at 12:56 AM
The Blackstone Hotel, on south Michigan ave, was for a short time owned by Maharishi Yogi, the Beatles' guru, who tried to convert it to condos.
January 4 at 10:52 PM
In 1979, thousands of people stormed the field at Comiskey during what became an anti-disco demonstration.
December 27 at 1:42 PM
White Americans were first exposed en masse to ragtime music at the World Fair in 1893. Black musicians weren't allowed inside the fairgrounds, so they setup just outside to play for the crowds.
December 16 at 7:01 PM
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