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Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Musicpedia


2021Inaugural ClassInducteeRadio Personality / DJ

Dick Biondi

Dick Biondi  (1932-2023) Dick Biondi is an American Top 40 and Oldies disc jockey.   Calling himself “The Wild I-tralian,”...

Dwain Story

Dwain Story wrote many songs during the 1960s and ‘70s, but he’s probably best remembered for his song entitled Wendigo....

Earl Pionke

Earl Pionke pictured here with Emily Friedman of Come For To Sing magazine and British folk singer Lou Killen, could...

2023Artist / Performer

Earth Wind & Fire

“The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates icons who, through their artistry, have left an indelible stamp on our collective cultural consciousness,”...

Ed Holstein

Ed Holstein has always been a bartender disguised as a folksinger. An accomplished musician and songwriter (one of his originals-...


FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE have been entertaining crowds at Concert Openings, Night Clubs, Summer Festivals, Concerts in the Park, Corporate...

Flemming Brown

1926-1984, born in Marshall, Missouri. He was a banjo player and one of the early teachers at the Chicago Old...


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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.