This is the story of two decades of the Chicago music scene--the 1960s and 1970s, an incredibly vibrant period in urban and suburban music scenes across the country and throughout the world. Chicago was a major player throughout those decades. It was a time when jazz, rock and roll, country and western, folk, blues, and R&B flowed through the streets of Chicagoland. Much has been written about the national and international talent of that time, but not enough has been written regarding local music scenes. This story focuses on the city of Chicago and the homegrown performers who made the 1960s and 1970s one of the most electrifying and memorable periods in music history. --Back cover.