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Granny's House

While under house arrest at his grandmother’s apartment, which hip hop artist recorded a song that would make him an overnight star?

Address:
S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

Stay Nearby:
Hampton Inn Chicago-Midway Airport
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

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Comiskey Park

In 1979, a Chicago baseball stadium was the site of an explosive end to this popular genre of music.

Address:
333 W 35th St
Chicago, IL 60616

Stay Nearby:
Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

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The Warehouse

Find out what after hours nightclub would be the birthplace of a music style that would bring down the house.

Address:
206 S Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661
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Stay Nearby:
Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown West Loop
116 N Jefferson
Chicago, IL 60661

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Hilton Chicago

What band would turn chaos into creativity, writing a song inspired by the Chicago riots of the summer of ‘68?

Address:
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

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Lincoln Park

During the turbulent 1960’s, what Chicago music festival had only one band on the bill because nobody else showed up?

Address:
2001 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

Stay Nearby:
Waldorf Astoria Chicago
11 E. Walton
Chicago, IL 60611

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Ralph Nielsen's Music

Back in the 70’s a band would emerge from the basement of this former record store location armed with a song that would become an enduring teen anthem.

Address:
404 7th Street
Rockford, IL 61104

Stay Nearby:
HIlton Garden Inn Rockford
7675 Walton Street
Rockford, IL 61108