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Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Musicpedia



Acoustic Avenue

Billy Sullivan, touring guitarist with Herman’s Hermits moved from the Cleveland area into the Chicago area and posted on social...

Andrew Calhoun

At age 13, Andrew Calhoun began writing songs and performing in coffeehouses. At 15 he lied about his age and...

Art Thieme

Art Thieme has been called “America’s best loved troubadour” and for good reason. His songs, stories, bad jokes and puns...

Ashley Victoria

One of Chicago’s exciting young country rock singers. This is a short story on how young Ashley started singing at...

Berry Oakley

Berry Oakley was born in Chicago and raised in Park Forest, Illinois! While attending Rich East High School, Oakley was...

2024Artist / Performer

Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley (1928-2008) Bo Diddley was a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and music producer who helped pioneer the transition of blues...

Bob Gibson

Bob Gibson became one of the pillars of the national folk music scene as well as the Chicago scene starting...

2023Radio Personality / DJ

Bob Sirott

Bob Sirott (1949-) Chicago’s very own Bob Sirott has been a mainstay in Chicago television and radio since 1973.  Bob...


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The museum suffered damage as the result of a microburst in downtown Joliet. The building did sustain some damage however we are extremely grateful that no one was injured during this tragedy. 

We are fortunate that Gigantar, our exhibit artifacts and the gift shop merchandise all escaped any damage. 

We are temporarily closed to the public as we work with our contractors through the cleanup process. 
Please stay tuned as we get back in the groove.