Friday, July 28, 2017
Also, a warm greeting to Roger Waters, whose current series of Us And Them Live Chicago gigs concludes tonight at the United Center. He is not doing on show there this Sunday, as I reported earlier here on BHT. He was at the United Center last Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23. I apologize for the error.
Tickets went on sale today for Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia Chicago performance at The Rosemont Theatre on September 13. The event features Townshend, Billy Idol, Eddie Vedder, and Alfie Boe as the troubled teen Jimmy. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Teen Cancer America. WXRT morning DJ Lin Brehmer had a few brief telephone interviews with Townshend this morning and yesterday morning.
There are only a few more days left to catch The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism exhibit before it closes on Navy Pier July 30. It’s a very impressive multimedia presentation of the memorabilia, photos, and videos of the iconic band.
According to the Official Hollies Facebook page, The Rolling Stones made their live performance debut as the opening act for The Hollies on July 13, 1963.
Cliff Johnson and The Raine’s perform tomorrow night, Saturday, July 29 at Reggies Music Joint on State Street just south of downtown in Chicago. The Jay Goeppner Band is also on the bill.
Congratulations to Metro owner Joe Shanahan on celebrating 35 years of keeping his Wrigleyville club at the forefront of Chicago’s live music scene.