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In the Belly of the Blues

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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Named for the title of his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame memoir, Terry Abrahamson’s “In the Belly of the Blues” is a rocking, hilarious and totally interactive journey through 50 years of backstage and onstage adventures with the gods of Rock & Roll. Through rare photos, videos, songs and stories, Muddy Waters, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Winter, BB King and dozens of other musical icons come to life through the eyes of a Grammy winner who’s memories span from the coffee houses of 1960’s Chicago to a wild ride with John Belushi to the sound stages of Hollywood and back into the belly of the blues.

This program is presented by the Brain Health and Memory Loss Board.

About Terry Abrahamson
A native of Chicago’s West Side and a Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Terry Abrahamson’s music has been recorded by five members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His Blues photography has been shown worldwide, his plays have been performed on stages across America; and his writing has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, in television and motion pictures, at Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History, on the stage of the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival, at Johnnie Cochran’s funeral and before the United States Supreme Court. He is also a Blues dj, critic and educator. His photomemoir, In the Belly of the Blues, is in the permanent collection of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His new kids’ history of the Blues, The Blues Parade, celebrates the conjoined roots of the Black Lives Matter movement and America’s most resonant art form, and anchored the Chicago Public Library’s 2020 African American History Month celebration.


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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Chicago, IL United States
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