Monday, March 15, 2010
The Ides of March were a Chicago garage band from the mid sixties who made good -- sort of.
Back in the era when radio stations were owned locally, rather than by distant conglomerates, they became regional favorites performing at a number of the old "sock hop" styled venues in the city and suburbs. WCFL and WLS -- the 2 main pop stations at the time, began to play their discs and they went to the top of the Chicago charts with several of them.
But they never seemed to be able to get the same radio exposure in other parts of the country, until they broke thru with their 1970 hit, "Vehicle."
They still play the oldies circuit locally.
The "Ides of March," a Chicago original -- appropriate to be recalled and celebrated today.