Wednesday, March 11, 2020
They’ll stop the world and melt with U.S. audiences. Modern English will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with an American tour in June and July.
Clark Weber, one of the better-known WLS disk jockeys on the Chicago AM radio station back in the swinging 1960s, has passed away. As noted in Rick Kogan’s tribute in yesterday’s Chicago Tribune, Weber introduced The Beatles when they performed at Comiskey Park in 1965. Rock In Paradise, Mr. Weber.
International Pop Overthrow – Chicago will be held at Live Wire on Milwaukee Avenue again this year, from April 17 to 25. The schedule hasn’t been posted on the official website yet, but I understand IPO Founder/CFO David Bash has notified the participating acts as to when they’ll be playing. I’ve heard from local power pop band The Spindles that they’ll be performing on Saturday, April 25, along with Three Hour Tour and Scott Niekelski from Go Time. So, that night’s already looking pretty enticing.