Chicago radio host Bob Stroud pays tribute to what John Lennon meant to the world back then and now, on the 40th anniversary of his passing.
Legendary Chicago radio host Bob Stroud knows everything about rock n' roll, and has a very soothing, very cool way with words.
Drive on-air jocks Bob Stroud, Steve Seaver and Janda Lane have something in common. They all play the saxophone. And now they're being forced to do it for ...
ten great songs from one great year or sometimes a great theme to feature.
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The week of May 10th:
Monday, 5/10: Donovan
Tuesday, 5/11: Eric Burdon & War
Wednesday, 5/12: Wilson Pickett
Thursday, 5/13: J. Geils Band
Friday, 5/14: Cream
The week of May 3rd:
Monday, 5/3: REO Speedwagon – Don’t Let Him Go
Tuesday, 5/4: Grand Funk Railroad – The Locomotion
Wednesday, 5/5: CCR – Bad Moon Rising
Thursday, 5/6: Bob Seger System – Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man
Friday, 5/7: Simon & Garfunkel – I Am A Rock
The week of April 26th:
Monday, 4/26: Gary Wright – Dream Weaver
Tuesday, 4/27: Badfinger – Day After Day
Wednesday, 4/28: Steely Dan – FM
Thursday, 4/29: Aretha Franklin – Respect
Friday, 4/30: Seals and Crofts – Diamond Girl
The week of April 19th:
Monday, 4/19: Beatles – Ticket To Ride
Tuesday, 4/20: Humble Pie – 30 Days In The Hole
Wednesday, 4/21: Alice Cooper – No More Mr. Nice Guy
Thursday, 4/22: Squeeze – Tempted
Friday, 4/23: Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
The week of April 5th:
Monday, 4/5: Hollies – The Air That I Breathe
Tuesday, 4/6: Beach Boys – California Girls
Wednesday, 4/7: Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love
Thursday, 4/8: Julian Lennon – Too Late For Goodbyes
Friday, 4/9: Bob Dylan – Lay Lady Lay
The week of March 29th:
Monday, 3/29: Led Zeppelin – Good Times Bad Times
Tuesday, 3/30: Blind Faith – Can’t Find My Way Home
Wednesday, 3/31: Bad Company – Can’t Get Enough
Thursday, 4/1: Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes
Friday, 4/2: Leon Russell – Back To The Island
The week of March 22nd:
Monday, 3/22: The Yardbirds – Under Over Sideways Down
Tuesday, 3/23: The Cars – Let’s Go
Wednesday, 3/24: Nick Lowe – I Knew The Bride (When She Used to Rock and Roll)
Thursday, 3/25: Elton John – I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That
Friday, 3/26: ELO – Can’t Get It Out Of My Head
The week of March 15th:
Tuesday, 3/16: Robert Palmer – Every Kinda People
Wednesday, 3/17: Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
Thursday, 3/18: The Mamas & The Papas – Twelve Thirty
Friday, 3/19: Jethro Tull – Hymn 43
The week of March 8th:
Monday, 3/8: The Eagles – Take It To The Limit
Tuesday, 3/9: Paul Revere & The Raiders – Just Like Me
Wednesday, 3/10: Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence
Thursday, 3/11: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Carry On
Friday, 3/12: James Taylor – You’ve Got A Friend
The week of March 1st:
Monday, 3/1: The Who – Substitute
Tuesday, 3/2: The Beatles – Twist and Shout
Wednesday, 3/3: Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride
Thursday, 3/4: Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart
Friday, 3/5: The Rolling Stones – 19th Nervous Breakdown
The week of February 22nd:
Monday, 2/22: The Eagles – Hotel California
Tuesday, 2/23: Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion
Wednesday, 2/24: Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy
Thursday, 2/25: The Beatles – For You Blue
Friday, 2/26: The Rolling Stones – She’s A Rainbow
The week of February 15th:
Monday, 2/15: Supertramp – Bloody Well Right
Tuesday, 2/16: Beatles – From Me To You
Wednesday, 2/17: Blackfoot – Highway Song
Thursday, 2/18: Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It To The Streets
Friday, 2/19: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tears Of A Clown
The week of February 8th:
Monday, 2/8: Canned Heat – Let’s Work Together
Tuesday, 2/9: Carole King – Sweet Seasons
Wednesday, 2/10: Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
Thursday, 2/11: The Monkees – I’m A Believer
Friday, 2/12: The Doors – Love Her Madly
The week of February 1st:
Monday, 2/1: The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand
Tuesday, 2/2: Crosby, Stills & Nash – Marrakesh Express
Wednesday, 2/3: Elton John – Crocodile Rock
Thursday, 2/4: Fleetwood Mac – Silver Springs
Friday, 2/5: Blood, Sweat & Tears – I Can’t Quit Her
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Each week on The Drive’s Facebook page, Social Media Jock Emma Rimsa tries to stump “Mr. Encyclopedia of Rock” Bob Stroud with classic rock trivia.
What comedian played drums in a band with the members of Steely Dan while they were in college? When Jimmy Hendrix moved to England what musician did he live with? Who played the character of Tommy in The Who’s rock opera “Tommy?”
But now Emma needs YOUR help. Submit a classic rock trivia question below that you think will “Stump Stroud!” If Bob answers your question incorrectly, you’ll win a free 20th Anniversary Drive T-shirt!
An acknowledged music junkie, Stroud’s non-radio musical past includes playing his grandmother’s Perry Como 78’s on her Victrola in 1957; buying his first four 45’s in 1962; getting his first transistor radio in 1963; buying “Meet the Beatles” in 1964; and fronting an 11-piece rock and R&B band called Rockestra from 1990 – 2000. In late 2003 Bob was contacted by Cryan’ Shames percussionist, Jim Pilster, aka, J.C. Hooke, and invited to become the new lead singer of this legendary Chicago band. When Bob bought his first Cryan’ Shames record at 15, he never dreamed he’d join the band at 51.
His understated presentation combined with WDRV’s focus on the music has resulted in WDRV being a top ranked station during midday’s since the day WDRV launched. In fact, it was Bob’s voice that introduced Chicagoan’s to 97.1 FM The Drive on April 2nd, 2001, the day it launched.
In 1980, Stroud created the popular Rock & Roll Roots show. “Roots”, as it is commonly referred to, spotlights different artists and groups from 1964 to the early 70’s, and has become a radio staple for classic rock fans. It airs on WDRV-FM every Sunday from 9a-Noon and 9p-Midnight.