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Friday, May 4, 2012

The Drive's Bob Stroud Live!!

with special guests, CARL GIAMMARESE (Buckinghams) and JIM PETERIK (Ides of March).
May 4, 7:30 p.m.
Known for his popular radio show, "Rock and Roll Roots," host Bob Stroud (97.1 FM "The Drive" radio) will present a journey through Chicago music, with guests Carl Giammarese (Buckinghams) and Jim Peterik (Ides of March). The audience will be first to enjoy this live presentation of the legendary radio show "Rock and Roll Roots," which features Top 40 Hits from The Buckinghams, The Ides of March, and some surprises, music that put Chicago Rock and Roll on the national charts, where it is remains on national radio, 45 years later and still going strong.

Bob Stroud, a native of Michigan, has been a Chicago radio host since 1979 and an important presence of Chicago radio station, The Drive, middays, since April, 2001, the station's debut. Stroud created his popular "Rock and Roll Roots" show on April 2, 1980 and has annually spotlighted different Chicago artists and groups from 1964-1975. His weekly "Roots" show airs Sundays (7am-10am) on WDRV-FM. He sang in R&B Band, Rockestra, from 1990-2000 and with the Cryan' Shames from 2003-2008.

Jim Peterik is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, founding member of The Ides of March (1964-present), who perform annually around Chicago. Jim is best known for writing hit songs, including "Vehicle," (Ides of March), "Eye of the Tiger," (Survivor), "Hold on Loosely" (38 Special), featured solo performer with project Jim Peterik & World Stage, and has most recently debuted his smooth jazz project, "Jim Peterik's Lifeforce." With band member/engineer Larry Millas, Peterik produces other artists' music on his World Stage label. Peterik is also the best-selling author of "Songwriting for Dummies," now in its second printing.

Carl Giammarese is lead singer and a founding member of The Buckinghams, 15 hit singles, and 5 albums on Columbia Records (1965- present); together with Nick Fortuna and their band, they perform nationally at arenas, festivals, casinos, and two Presidential Inaugural balls. Summer 2012, Carl and Nick are again part of the Happy Together Tour, covering 30 cities in 10 states. Carl has charted singles on Ode Records as part of a successful 70s rock duo, written new songs recorded by The Buckinghams and produced their most recent 8 CDs on his and Nick's BML label, and his own, "My Journey," for his own Chiway label.

Tickets are subject to availability, non transferrable and are not valid on previously purchased tickets.
1328 W Morse Avenue | Just steps from Morse Red Line Stop!
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