Phish has been one of the top bands of the jam band scenes since the early to mid 90′s, this six disc box set is just one of the many albums that can display the [...]
As we were enjoying "Ziggy Stardust" on 40 Years in 40 Days this morning, I reflected on how much time we spent looking at album...
Did I ever tell you about the time that I spent an hour interviewing Mick Jagger one on one in October of 2001? Actually, I know...
The coolest and most fashionable man in modern art-rock, Bryan Ferry talked with XRT's Frank E. Lee back in 1988. Click below...
1987 was the year that Rolling Stone magazine called R.E.M. America's Best Rock & Roll Band. The album Document became their...
Carly Simon’s biggest hit, “You’re So Vain,” was released in November of 1972 and became the number one record in the country this week in 1973. Who the song is about, however, remains a mystery. [...]
As we conclude our celebration of the 40 years of XRT today, it is only appropriate to note in passing and with a bit of the macabre, those whose life stories also ended that year. [...]
For 25 years, WXRT has staged free concerts during the Taste of Chicago, mostly at the Petrillo Music Shell (which was originally intended as a temporary structure). Many of these shows were broadcast live, usually on the Fourth [...]
Lollapalooza is a very well known music festival that people travel long distances to expose themselves to new and unique artists that is now held in Chicago. Lollapalooza wasn’t always held in Chicago, in fact [...]
We wrap up 40 years in 40 Days today with one great year. 1991, noted for Nirvana’s Nevermind as well as Lin Brehmer’s introduction to Chicago listeners as XRT’s new morning host, The Debut Of [...]
40 Years in 40 Days. I have spent my career trying to avoid bad songs. Yet here we go again, descending into the pits of recorded hell to exhume some hit songs from the featured [...]
In 1997 we were honoring some of our heroes. James Brown and David Bowie each got their star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. And that wasn’t it for Mr. Bowie. On January 9th they [...]
Back in 1997, I didn’t live in Chicago, but I sure as hell was familiar with the starting lineup “FOR YOUR CHICAGO BULLS!!!!!” Goose bump city, right here. The Bulls won their fifth title in [...]
In 1997, three white teenagers in Bridgeport beat a 13-year-old African American boy into a coma while shouting racial epithets. His name was Lenard Clark, and he was walking by Armour Square Park when the [...]