WHAT IS "DR. MUSIC'S WEEKLY CHECKUP"?
Each week I try to put together a few news headlines from the music world, a couple of music trivia questions, a list of the week's record releases, a record review and some other fun surprises. The primary goals that I had in mind were: (1) to keep all of you working folks afloat on what is happening in the music world, and (2) to learn, and share, as many fun and interesting facts about music that I possibly could. Being a person working full time for many years, I remember how easy it was to lose touch with the music that I loved. It took great effort to find time away from my work to enjoy what I love dearly, MUSIC. For those of you who only have 5 or 10 minutes to spend each week, the "Checkup" is for you. It's short, it's informative, and best of all....it's fun!
WHO IS "DR. MUSIC"?
My real name is Scott Itter, and I live in the greater Chicagoland area. I have had a passionate love affair with music since I was 7 years old. My life was changed forever when my older brothers took me to my first concert. The year was 1976, and the show was Foghat with special guest Bob Seger at the International Amphitheater in Chicago. The experience seemed surreal to me; and any great show that I might see to this day seems to have that same feel to it. A plethora of concert experience followed - Kansas in '76, KISS at Chicago Stadium in '77, and Pink Floyd's "Animals" tour at the "Super Bowl Of Rock" at Soldier Field - just to name a few. Over the years, I have read every liner note and have pursued almost every back catalog for much of what I listen to. I believe music is one of the most special gifts that our world has to offer, and my world revolves around it.
Did you know....
*Grammy-winning singer Meatloaf sings lead vocals on various songs from Ted Nugent's "Free-For-All" record?
*The only band that the legendary group Queen ever opened for was Mott The Hoople?
*Classic rockers Styx released their seventh album, "The Grand Illusion", on the seventh day of the seventh month in the year 1977 (7/7/77)?
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