Meet the Author

Dean Milano

"Chicago Music Scene: 1960s and 1970s"

Arcadia Publishing

  • Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park

  • Sunday June 30th, 2019

  • Doors open 1:30PM

  • Program begins 2PM


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Tickets are $10 General Admission
$7.00 Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Member

Dean Milano author of "The Chicago Music Scene 1960s and 1970s" performs his acoustic show and talks about his book.

Dean was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but moved to the Chicago, Illinois area in 1964, just in time for the Beatles arrival and the subsequent forming of garage bands on every block of every city across the country. And of course, Dean jumped into the fray and never looked back.

Milano has played rock and roll, folk music, country and western, bluegrass, jazz, Cajun music, show-tunes and every other type of music he heard along the way. His cover tunes include everything from Beatles to Bono, 1960s, ‘70s and beyond.

Dean's involvement in the Chicago folk music scene goes back to the 1970s. and in the early 1980s found him in The New Seekers singing "Hey There Georgy Girl" for four years on the road. 

Traveling in the folk music fast lane was quite a different experience.
By 2006, he had enough life stories to begin writing those experiences into songs and his book "The Chicago Music Scene: 1960s & 1970s” (with a full chapter on Chicago folk music) is available from Arcadia Press.

His music has been featured on the WFMT Midnight Special, the WDCB Folk Festival, WXRT Local Anesthetic and the WNUR Folk Show along with over 130 other radio stations in 20 different countries and in 2012 he hosted the WFMT Sweet Folk Chicago radio show.

He’s also been a guest on Rick Kogan and Nick Digilio’s WGN radio shows and Dick Kay’s WCPT show as well as Steve Saunders guest on the WGN TV News.”