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Marty Peifer

The Martyvishnu Orchestra was a total fun and somewhat crazed band made up of individual performers who were quite established...

Marv Jonesi

Band Affiliations: The Mauds – Years active with Marv Jonesi: early 1969 to May 1970 Hometown: Chicago/Wheeling Style of music:...


Master was formed in Chicago by Paul Speckmann in 1985 and quickly obtained a record deal with Combat Records. Speckmann...

2022InducteeRecord Label

Mercury Records

Mercury Records Mercury Records Corporation was formed in Chicago in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams, Ray Greenberg, and Arthur...

Michael Smith

There is a large mountain of songwriters in Chicago and somewhere near the very top sits Michael Smith. Among some...

2023Artist / Performer

Miles Davis

Miles Davis (1926-1991) Miles Davis is arguably one of the greatest and most important jazz musicians of all time.  He...

2021Artist / PerformerInaugural ClassInductee

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters    (1915—1983) McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, was dubbed the “King of the Chicago Blues.” Muddy...

2023Artist / Performer

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole (1919-1965) Nat King Cole is one of America’s most beloved cultural icons.  Beginning in the 1930’s his...


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