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Y Loves The ’80’s This Weekend!

We go back to the best decade, before your favorite band broke up!

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The first concert I went to with my friends was the ’80’s Styx, Caught in the Act show at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. I grew up outside The Windy City. It was based on their album Kilroy Was Here. There was a whole big deal back then about censorship and hidden, backwards messages on vinyl albums. The Monday night concert was supposed to start with a fifteen-minute video. The projector broke, so the concert was rescheduled for a couple nights later on a Wednesday night.

This was the group’s last big tour together before Dennis DeYoung, James Young and Tommy Shaw started recording solo albums. They eventually went through a line-up change and dis-invited DeYoung. There was a VH1 Behind The Music episode that went into detail about the hard feeling in the band.

Photo Credit: Facebook Screen Capture
Photo Credit: Facebook Screen Capture

Peter Wolf, lead singer for the J. Geils Band posted that the other day on Facebook. The band’s founder, John Warren Geils, Jr.J. Geils – was found dead in his Massachusetts home Tuesday. There’s no cause of death yet. Police are investigating. Geils was 71.

The J. Geils Band was formed in the late ’60’s, but they didn’t hit it big until the early ’80’s. They had three hits, Centerfold, Freeze Frame and Love Stinks. They broke up in ’85. They got back together in ’99. Geils sued his former bandmates for touring without him but using the band name.

What’s your best ’80’s memory? We’ll be sharing the music and the memories all weekend long when Y Loves The ’80’s!

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