The show’s dual hosts are Dick Biondi and Bob Sirott. 695 likes. They are also in the writing stages for a brand-new album. "We started as a British Invasion wanna-be band, really, kind of Curtis Mayfield-meets-the-Hollies," remarks Ides guitarist, lead singer, and principal songwriter Jim Peterik today. [3] The following album, Vehicle, reached #55 nationally. "Vehicle" is a song recorded by American rock band The Ides of March for their debut studio album of the same name (1970). Original trumpet player Chuck Soumar resigns from the band to pursue other interests. They have released a 50th anniversary career retrospective box set and a DVD called "Last Band Standing," and continue to write and record new music. The Ides and Biondi perform at the 6pm Mass at HNC Christmas Eve. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the corresponding Cash Box listings. Frontman. The band played its final show of the “first era” at Morton West High School in Berwyn in November 1973. The blaring four-trumpet lead of the horn-rock band Chase planted their roots in Chicago, a foundation of the band being drummer Gary Smith and bass player Dennis Johnson, who most Chicagoans know … It is the first all-new set of songs from the band since 1973. It was released as the lead single from the album in March 1970 through Warner Bros. Records. 2010: Berwyn, Illinois announces that it will rename the portion of Home Avenue that passes in front of Morton West High School “Ides Of March Way” in honor of the band. 1970: “Vehicle” is released which became the fastest-selling single in Warner Brothers history. And I enjoyed that. Work begins on the first all-new album of Ides songs since 1973. The Ides play before Cardinal Francis George and Mayor Richard J. Daley among other V.I.P.S. In 1997 the five-track album "Age Before Beauty" was released, which included an instrumental of "Vehicle" and a new version of "Roller Coaster". And the heartfelt liner notes have … At a show late in 2011, an anonymous fan gave Jim a set of cassette tapes containing live recordings of the Ides from a 1972 concert in Houghton, Michigan. David was joined onstage by Jim Peterik (co-founder of Ides of March, Survivor, co-writer of all .38 Special smash hits,) Dave Jenkins (lead singer Pablo Cruise,) Kelly Keagy (singer/drummer Night Ranger,) and backed by an all-star band and singers. In 2014 the Ides celebrated the 50th anniversary of the band. 2017: The Ides continue to play sold-out houses with the “Cornerstones of Rock” tour, along with many Ides dates cross-country. That show has become a cornucopia of platinum hits, starting with the Ides’ own immortal “Vehicle.” Upon its release in April of 1970, the brass-driven tale of the “friendly stranger in the black sedan” became Warner Brother’s fastest selling single of all time, and to this very day is played daily on radio stations throughout the world. Jim Peterik’s songs have garnered 18 top-10 Billboard spots and have sold over 30 million copies, earning him a Grammy(tm), a People’s Choice award, an Oscar nomination, and multiple Gold and Platinum RIAA commendations. Christmas 2005: The Ides sing their Christmas carol “Sharing Christmas” to a capacity crowd at the 4pm Mass at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral. This live set was released on Rhino Records in 2002. Jim Peterik, Grammy awawrd-winning singer-songwriter, lead singer for Ides of March, formerly of Survivor Advertisement "It was a typical grey, late summer's day in Chicagoland. Blues superstar guitarist Joe Bonamassa weaves tasty licks throughout The Cover … The collection quickly sells out. 2005: “Vehicle” becomes a #1 hit again when “American Idol” runner-up BO BICE performs the song 3 times on the top-rated show, and during his appearances on many other network shows. In contrast to the power of “Vehicle” lies the lush vocal harmonies of “L.A. BOB BERGLAND — VOCALS AND BASS Pre-Production for an all new Ides Of March album for early 2019 release. The concert is attended by over 20,000 and the Ides return to live performance. The Ides are chosen to be the entertainment at the FBI’s 100-year-anniversary party, playing before many international VIP’s. Their photo session ran 90 minutes over due to the amount of fans wishing to have their pictures taken with the band. The band toured extensively throughout 1970 in support of many top acts, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin. Chuck Soumar quit the band in 2011 to pursue other interests. The band records a two-hour live performance for XM Satellite radio in Washington, DC. The Ides will celebrate the release of their latest album, “Play On,” along with their 55th Anniversary year at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois on Saturday, October 26th. Chicago's Ides Of March excelled at vibrant British Invasion-style pop-rock. The Ides of March began in Berwyn, Illinois (a near western suburb of Chicago) on October 16, 1964, as a four-piece band called "The Shon-Dels." 2004: The Ides Of March celebrate 40 years together with a series of multi-media shows emceed by broadcasting legend Dick Biondi. Having secured a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records in 1970 the band released the track "Vehicle," which allegedly became the fastest-selling single in Warner's history. Ray Graffia, lead singer and guitarist with New Colony Six, another popular rock band in the late 1960s, remembers his band vying with the Ides of March for radio time. The following year they released their first new music since 1973, a four-song cassette EP entitled "Beware – The Ides of March". So we … The Ides of March in December 2014 in St. Charles, IL. Former Lead Singer of Kool & The Gang. This allowed Peterik to concentrate on lead guitar. Jim Peterik’s autobiography, “Through The Eye Of The Tiger” is released. Planning begins for a new Ides album for 2018. Lending the name of their gospel-tinged song to the relief effort, “All Join Hands To Raise The Roof” culminates in an exclusive fund-raising event at the Palmer House, with the Ides as featured entertainment. The missing section was spliced in from a previously discarded take. Led by Jim (with his trademark purple hair), their energetic stage presence and unmistakable charisma draws you in, leaving you with a smile. ~ Ed … The local newspaper’s entertainment headline read “Ides Of March Steal The Show.” The Ides were also among the participants in the legendary “Festival Express” train tour documented in a 2003 film, although the Ides were not featured. “Vehicle” is featured in the movie “Dumb And Dumber To.”, 2015: The Ides play a private event with Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Rik Emmett of Triumph, John Densmore of The Doors, and Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge. 1971: The second album, “Common Bond,” is released. Former bassist for Peter Frampton and Frehley's Comet, currently Four X Fate. The Ides of March is an American rock band that had a major US and minor UK hit with the song "Vehicle" in 1970. Danny Seraphine. They play a private event with guest stars Mike Reno of Loverboy and Cathy Richardson. Vehicle is used for an extensive national advertising campaign by General Motors. 2008: The Ides film an appearance for Public Television’s SOUNDSTAGE. None of those other four chart singles would even make … Written by vocalist and frontman Jim Peterik, the song is about a girl that often used him for his mode of transportation, leading Peterik to surmise that he was little more than her "vehicle". Production begins on a new DVD project to mark their upcoming 50th Anniversary. They perform an anniversary concert at the House of Blues, filmed for later release. Since 1964 Chicago’s IDES OF MARCH have thrilled audiences throughout the United States and Canada with their mix of rocking guitars, brilliant brass, and heartfelt vocals. Website by I’ll give you an example. "You've heard about Alcatraz, this place puts it to shame," declared The Ides of March lead singer Jim Peterik. Like Columbia's The Cryan Shames, they had local success in the Chicago area without much label support. Scheduled to Appear. The original members are now joined by Scott May, Keyboards; Tim Bales, Trumpet; Henry Salgado, Trombone; and Steve Eisen, Saxophone. The song was at #1 on regional charts for five weeks, #2 on WCFL Chicago, #5 on WLS Chicago, but only #73 on the Billboard Hot 100. GREAT GOD IN HEAVEN YOU KNOW THEY LOVE YOU! Ides keyboardist Scott May releases his next CD “ownlife.” Work progresses on the new Ides CD to be released for the summer season. Ides keyboard player Scott May releases another solo CD titled “Outside The Inside.” The band mounts a 50th-anniversary “Chicago Cornerstones” show with special guests Carl Giammerese of The Buckinghams, Tom “Toad” Doody of The Cryan’ Shames, Ronnie Rice of The New Colony Six, and Jimmy Sohns of the Shadows of Knight. 1998: Ides write and release “Finally Next Year” to commemorate the Chicago Cubs Championship season. Sony BMG released Ides of March Extended Play nationally; the album was culled from the band's live recordings. Rhino Handmade Records release “Friendly Strangers,” a 2-CD limited run set of the original 1970’s Warner Brothers Recordings. Overall the album is less jazz-oriented than Blood Sweat & Tears' highly successful music of the period but equally it is less blues-based than Mike Bloomfield's Electric Flag, while the guitar work of lead singer Jim Peterik ensures that The Ides Of March stay close to the rock music form. The band was the Ides of March, the lead singer and lead guitarist was Jim Peterik, and they would ultimately place five singles onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as two albums on the trade publication’s LPs list, the first sharing the title of their biggest hit. And yeah, it is so ingrained in music history, so much so that I’m constantly surprised where it jumps back into my life. Gary Loizzo, lead singer of American Breed, dies at 70. Jim Peterik co-hosts the show, and The Ides are the “House Band”. But when we got singer Dave Bickler I realized this really isn’t the Jim Peterik Band anymore. It featured the new single "Come Dancing", and a re-release of the Ides' first recording "Like It or Lump It.". In September 2010 the City of Berwyn, Illinois, dedicated Home Avenue between Riverside Drive and Cermak Road (the location of J. Jim Peterik. The six original members agree, and are joined by long-time Berwyn pal SCOTT MAY—HAMMOND ORGAN, KEYBOARDS & VOCALS. The Ides will be featured on the 2019 “Flower Power” cruise in the Carribbean. Chicago’s very own “THE IDES OF MARCH”, for over 50 years, an irresistible favorite. The Ides play a private event with special guest Steve Cropper. Stuffed with ultra-rare single sides, unreleased material, and never-before-seen photos, Ideology: The Ides Of March 1965-1968 showcases what lead singer Jim Peterik refers to as the band's "signature harmonies." During the summer of 1970, Ray Herr was forced to leave the Ides to investigate his status with the local draft board. 2001: The Ides expand their schedule and return to national touring. Lead singer Jim Peterik spoke with GREY about the history of The Ides of March and also offered some insight on Chicago’s music industry. Play On is a musical journey of The Ides’ friendship over the last 55 years, and impresses with the iconic sound that fans know and love. The Ides are featured on the Moody Blues Cruise aboard the NCL Pearl in the Caribbean. He is best known as the founder of the band Survivor, as vocalist and songwriter of "Vehicle" by the Ides of March, and as co-writer of the anthem "Eye of the Tiger", the theme from the 1982 film Rocky III. The proceeds benefit the “Thursday Suppers” at HNC, and sells out in 4 weeks. And by 1998 the band wrote and released "Finally Next Year" to commemorate the Chicago Cubs' season. In 1990 The Ides' home town of Berwyn offered to have the re-united group headline their "Summerfaire." In 2006 The Ides' first two albums, Vehicle and Common Bond, were nationally re-released on the Collector's Choice label. John Regan. Jim Peterik, the group's lead singer & guitarist, wrote "Vehicle", and come next November 11th {2015} he will celebrate his 65th birthday... * The week "Vehicle" was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "American Woman" by the Guess Who. 2018: The Ides kick off the new year on the 4th Moody Blues Cruise on the Celebrity Eclipse with ports of call in the Grand Cayman Islands and Cozumel, Mexico. At this point, the band departed from the "brass" sound (though one song featured a single trumpet) and the album produced no hit singles. James Michael Peterik (/ ˈ p iː t ə r ɪ k / PEE-tə-rik; born November 11, 1950) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. Herr first appeared on "Girls Don’t Grow on Trees" in 1967. The band recorded a two-hour live performance for XM Satellite radio in Washington, D.C.. Also, "Vehicle" was used for an extensive national advertising campaign by General Motors. The Ides of March were also among the participants in the "Festival Express" train tour documented in a 2003 film, although they were not featured in the film. Today is the world premier of the video of “Proof Of Heaven” – the song that Dennis DeYoung and I wrote that is included on my soon-to-be-released Jim Peterik and World Stage album, “Winds Of Change.” The video itself was produced and shot by Greg Bizzaro assisted by Jon Bizzaro at his new Soundstage. The CD “Ides Essentials” is released. The Pledge drive attached to the Broadcast raises 4 times the funds projected, prompting a nationwide rollout of the show, with accompanying concert dates. In August, the Ides headline what turns out to be the second-highest grossing benefit ever for the Michael J. The Ides Of March, formerly of Survivor. They sang along with Dick Biondi and have continued to perform at the cathedral's 6:00 Christmas Eve Mass since then. Sterling Morton High School West, the school most of the band members attended) to "Ides of March Way" in tribute of the band. Ides keyboardist Scott May releases solo CD “Inside The Outside.” The Christmas CD is re-mastered and new songs are added. At their anniversary concert on September 27, 2014, they received a citation from the State of Illinois honoring their achievement as well as their charity work (the band established a scholarship fund at their alma mater, Morton West High School in Berwyn, IL). Their 1965 debut single “You Wouldn’t Listen” harkens back to the British invasion of the time. For the 3 minutes … 2005 saw "Vehicle" get further promotion when American Idol runner-up Bo Bice performed the song three times on the show. The song is included on a CD entitled “The Cubs Greatest Hits” which is sold at all Major League Ballparks in The USA. 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MAC Summer Concert Series continues with The Ides of March Jim Peterik, lead singer of The Ides of March, performs at the Lakeside Pavilion's free summer concert series. He was succeeded in late 1969 by two horn players, John Larsen and Chuck Soumar, with Bergland often doubled up on tenor saxophone. Began pre-production for a new Jim Peterik and World Stage album featuring Jim with guest artists from all over the world. Goodbye” & “You Wouldn’t Listen,” the Ides’ versions of the Survivor classics “Eye Of The Tiger,” “High On You,” and “Rebel Girl,” new material featuring the single “Come Dancing,” and a re-release of the Ides’ first recording “Like It Or Lump It.”. The band plays an intimate show in the ship’s nightclub, and an SRO concert in the main theatre, where they were greeted with a standing ovation as they took the stage. Chicago. “Play On is the culmination of all that we’ve learned and all that we’ve dreamed in The Ides of March’s 55-year history as a band,” said Peterik. The original four members – Bergland, Borch, Millas and Peterik – are still playing together (after Peterik's hiatus to form Survivor). As of 2018, the band continues to tour, both by themselves and as part of the "Cornerstones Of Rock" series where they act as the house band for a variety of '60s-era Chicago-area bands. Extreme Ides of March Fan Club, Wonder Lake, Illinois. He also continued to play dates with Ides of March, along with solo shows and dates with the Fabulous Armadillos. The song reached #2 in Billboard, and #1 in Cashbox. Their live shows are legendary for their energy and sheer enjoyment. Their first full-length Christmas CD, “I Believe in Christmas,” is released featuring new songs and selected live tracks from the Ides’ annual Christmas Concerts. Selections from those tapes comprise a new Ides CD “The Lost Tapes-Vol 1.”, 2013: The Ides establish a Scholarship in their name at their Alma Mater, Morton West High School to benefit students continuing their education in the Arts. The song was included on a CD entitled The Cubs' Greatest Hits which was sold at all Major League ballparks. In 2004 the Ides of March celebrated 40 years since their original formation, together with a series of multi-media shows emceed by Dick Biondi. 2018-Jim began writing with 38 Special for a new album. Dave Stahlberg retired from the band, and trombone player Henry Salgado joined in his place. The Ides of March began in Berwyn, Illinois (a near western suburb of Chicago) on October 16, 1964, as a four-piece band called "The Shon-Dels." [5][6][7], John Larson (born on November 6, 1949 in Elgin, Illinois) died on September 21, 2011 in Warsaw, Indiana, from cancer at the age of 61.[8][9][10]. In 1966, after changing their name to The Ides of March (a name suggested by bassist Bob Bergland after reading Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in high school), the band released their first single on Parrot Records, "You Wouldn't Listen." The guy that talked to the audience. [2] Fourteen seconds of the completed "Vehicle" master tape (primarily the guitar solo) were accidentally erased in the recording studio. Jim began writing with Dennis DeYoung former lead singer- songwriter of Styx. The band continues their tradition of singing the Christmas Eve Mass at Holy Name Cathedral. In the mid-'60s, they played British Invasion-influenced garage rock with a dash of folk on a handful of singles (later collected on the … Between 1973 and 1990, The Ides of March went on an extended hiatus, during which Jim Peterik co-founded[4] the band Survivor and co-wrote all of their platinum hits including "Eye of the Tiger," "The Search Is Over," "High on You" and "I Can't Hold Back". Chicago's Ides of March excelled at vibrant British Invasion-style pop-rock. Ray Herr, a folk singer who had been gigging with another local outfit, the Legends of Time, joined the Ides as alternate lead singer, (alongside Peterik), and rhythm guitarist. Powered by the unforgettable songs of Grammy-Winner Jim Peterik, their music has become an evergreen feature on radio stations everywhere, in movie soundtracks, and national advertising campaigns. The benefit disc sells out. A former member of the group Survivor, Jim co-wrote all their smash hits such as “The Search Is Over,” “Is This Love,” “High On You,” “I Can’t Hold Back,” and yes, Jim co-wrote “Eye Of The Tiger,” one of the most popular songs of all time. The featured single was the vocal-driven “L.A. That’s the way I intended it to be with the Jim Peterik Band which became Survivor. 2006: The first two albums, “Vehicle” and “Common Bond,” are re-released nationally on the Collector’s Choice label. All of these songs and more are featured in the Ides Of March set, making it a non-stop juggernaut of everyone’s favorite tunes, a tour of the American Music Songbook touching on multiple genres ringing memories as only hit songs can. The Ides are asked to be the special guests of radio legend Dick Biondi on the WLS Broadcast celebrating his 50-year anniversary on the air. The song reached #7 on WLS Chicago on June 17, 1966 and #42 on the Hot 100 on 23-30 July 1966. 2007: “Mighty Bears” is released to support the Super Bowl appearance by the Chicago Bears. The concert was attended by over 20,000 and the Ides returned to live performances. Celebrity Appearances. The band originated in Berwyn, Illinois, in 1964 and is the […] In early 1967, trumpeter Steve Daniels was added. Other acts featured are: The Cryan’ Shames, The Buckinghams, The New Colony Six, The Shadows Of Knight, The American Breed, The Standells, and the McCoys. By Maureen O'Donnell Aug 25, 2016, 5:42am CDT ... Liza Minnelli, and Jim Peterik of the Ides of March and Survivor. The Ides of March will close out the show Jan. 25 when Jim Peterik’s World Stage comes to the Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College in Naperville. The CD is available at the Ides website. Trumpeter and backing vocalist Chuck Soumar is credited with being primarily responsible for reuniting the band. Defying the odds, the four original members — Jim Peterik, Guitar; Larry Millas, Guitar; Bob Bergland, Bass; and Mike Borch, Drums — have remained together, weaving their way through the shifts in popular music, and always rising to action in creating a show that remains at the peak of entertainment. MIKE BORCH — VOCALS AND DRUMS. Handmade Records released Friendly Strangers, a double CD limited run set of the original Warner Bros. recordings. Their first record, "Like It Or Lump It," was released on their own "Epitome" record label in 1965. It has become one of those rare chestnuts that no matter how many times you hear it, you never tire of it. Joliet Patch was on hand from 6 to 9 p.m. to capture the following photos. The sold-out show at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois can be seen on the DVD, A Vehicle Through Time. The Ides of March still play it on tour. Joining the Ides will be special guests Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad,) Cathy Richardson (longtime friend and current lead singer … In 1971 the band released their second album Common Bond. 1973: The “Midnight Oil” album was released, signaling a shift to a country-rock direction. That same year, the Ides released their compilation CD, Ide Essentials. The Ides sang their Christmas carol "Sharing Christmas" to a capacity crowd at the 6 o'clock Mass at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral in 2005, at the request of the church's pastor, Father Dan Mayall. 1966: The band changes their name to “The Ides Of March” (The name was suggested by bassist Bob Bergland after reading Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in school) and released their first single on Parrot Records, “You Wouldn’t Listen.”. A double live album, Beware: The Ides of March Live, captured their concert at the McAninch Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The song is used on many Cubs-themed Radio and TV programs to the present day. It becomes an SRO event. The song was used on many Cubs-themed radio and television programs. The CD is retitled “The Meaning Of Christmas.”, 2014: The Ides celebrate 50 years together as band with all the original members. The CD “Still 19” is released at parties in Nashville TN and Berwyn IL. The band played its final show of their "first era" at Morton West High School in Berwyn that November. The Ides of March Play On On July 28th, The Ides of March invited family and friends to celebrate the release of Play On at the Jam Lab in Brookfield, IL. Goodbye” and it stayed at the #1 spot on regional charts for five weeks, but only reached #73 on the Billboard Charts. The featured single was "L.A. Goodbye". Goodbye” and “You Wouldn’t Listen” plus new material. The band toured extensively throughout 1970 in support of many of the top acts of the day, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and most notably Led Zeppelin, whom the band upstaged in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The album “Vehicle” reached #55 nationally. Peter Stroud. Video produced by Jaffe Films. It is astounding to hear the band so nimbly returning to its roots, summoning the voices of their youth. It is a compilation including the Ides’ favorite hits “Vehicle,” “L.A. A total of four Christmas songs were recorded by them and appeared on the Sharing Christmas album; copies were sold to raise funds for Holy Name Cathedral's Thursday Night Suppers. 2011: A year of transition for the band. Filmed at Belushi Auditorium, Glen Ellyn Illinois for Ides of March 50th Anniversary Concert on September 27th, 2014. Overwhelming audience reaction to the opening-night show in the Spinnaker Lounge prompts the organizers to add an appearance in the 1042-seat Stardust Theatre. Goodbye,” the centerpiece of the unplugged mini-set inside each Ides Of March concert. Used copies often sell on Amazon for over $100. 2009: After a devastating fire at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral, The Ides immediately pitch in to help. Mark Farner, original lead singer and guitarist of Grand Funk, lends his distinctive voice and lead guitar to the hard-rocking Swagger . This album also did not produce a hit single. ©2015-20 THE IDES OF MARCH. A little-known fact is that 14 seconds of the completed master of Vehicle was accidentally erased in the recording studio, (primarily the guitar solo), and the missing section was spliced in from a previously discarded take. Noted session player TIM BALES joins the band on trumpet late in the year. For founding member/lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Jim Peterik, it’s been one hell of a ride — a ride devoid of many of the usual debauched trappings of rock band life, he says. Produced by Fred Mollin and The Ides, the album will feature 14 brand new songs, as well as a re-release of their platinum hit, “Vehicle”. Original trumpet player John Larson retires and passes away from cancer on Sept 21. The original four members are: LARRY MILLAS — VOCALS AND GUITAR Also featured: Tributes to Mitch Aliotta (Aliotta, Haynes & Jeremiah), and Chase. In 1992 the album Ideology was released with re-recordings of "Vehicle", and "You Wouldn't Listen", plus new material. In 1972 the band moved to RCA Records and released World Woven. 1964-65: The Ides of March begin in Berwyn, Illinois (a western suburb of Chicago) on October 16th as “The Shon-Dels”. The Ides play a featured set at the prestigious “Tin Pan South” Songwriters festival in Nashville with special guest Jeff Carlisi of .38 Special fame, and a encore of “Vehicle” that features “American Idol” Finalist Bo Bice appearing with the band for the first time. Biggie from Lansing, Mi I love one hit wonders like The Ides of March. Stuffed with ultra-rare single sides, unreleased material and never-before-seen photos, Ideology: The Ides of March 1965-1968 showcases what lead singer Jim Peterik refers to as the band's "signature harmonies." Further, their humble and dignified presence off-stage has earned them a bonafide respect among promoters, producers and professionals from coast to coast. (** these are the only two tracks they recorded in stereo during the Parrot years). By 2001, The Ides had expanded their schedule and returned to national touring. It included past hits ("Vehicle," and "You Wouldn't Listen") and versions of Survivor songs including "Eye of the Tiger", "High on You" and "Rebel Girl", as well as new material. Fifty years later, the regrouped Ides of March are still entertaining fans of Chicago-cultivated rock. 1990: The Ides’ home city of Berwyn, Illinois makes an offer to have a re-united Ides headline their “Summerfest” festival. Later, Biondi asks the Ides to share the celebration of his honorary street-naming in downtown Chicago. The show you will see this year will feature The Ides of March, David Pack, former lead singer with Ambrosia, Gary Wright, the Dreamweaver, Alex Ligertwood, former singer of Santana, Toby Hitchcock, Pride of Lions, Colin Peterik, Fever Breaks, Leslie Hunt and Riley Pettrone, The World Stage Band, and always … JIM PETERIK — VOCALS AND GUITAR 1966: The band changes their name to “The Ides Of March” (The name was suggested by bassist Bob Bergland after reading Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in school) and released their first single on Parrot Records, “You Wouldn’t Listen.” The song reached #7 in Chicago, and #42 on the Billboard Charts in the spring of 1966. Afterward, he teamed occasionally with Kelly Keagy and the band Pride of Lions, and then formed a new outfit called Jim Peterik's Lifeforce, who released an eponymous album in 2009 and Forces at Play in 2011. Also added, to complete the brass section is DAVE STAHLBERG—TROMBONE. The Ides of March are best-known for the tough, "hard rock with horns" sound of their 1970 hit "Vehicle," but that's just one facet of the group's body of work.

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