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Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Musicpedia


2021Artist / PerformerInaugural ClassInductee

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy (1936–) Buddy Guy is an American musician noted for his slashing, stuttering guitar riffs and passionate vocals.  Buddy...

Byron Roche

Byron Roche started playing guitar and singing as a child and began performing at age 15 in and around St...

Cactus Jack

“Cactus Jack” Originally a duo, “Bartholemew and Douglas” with Ted Douglas on lead guitar and Jim Bartholemew on vocals and...

Chance the Rapper

Born Chancellor Jonathan Bennett on April 16th, 1993 in Chicago.  Chance hit national recognition for is work on Acid Rap in 2013....

2021Artist / PerformerInaugural ClassInductee

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick Cheap Trick is an Illinois rock band from Rockford.  The band has performed live more than 5,000 times...

2021Inaugural ClassInducteeRecord Label

Chess Records

Chess Records is considered to be one of most important cornerstones of Rock & Roll and is the birthplace of...

2021Artist / PerformerInaugural ClassInductee


Chicago is an Illinois rock band that formed in Chicago in 1967.  The self-described ‘rock and roll band with horns’...


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