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Hayden Thompson

Hayden Thompson was born on March 5, 1938 in Booneville, Mississippi to Baxter & Thelma Thompson. After the death of...

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Ides of March

The Ides of March The Ides of March are best-known for their hard rock with horns sound of their 1970...

Jamestown Massacre

Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Rt. 66 brings you back to some of the first IL.Commercial Superstar bands which...


Jim Peterik

Jim Peterik (1950-) Jim Peterik is an Illinois musician and songwriter.  He is best known as the founder of the...

Jimy Sohns

The Rock and Roll Museum on Route 66 pays tribute to one of its own Chicago Legends. Starting at 16...

Jo Mapes

Shel Silverstein called Jo Mapes “The best of the female folksingers”. She should have been a star, but for a...


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