Johnny Mars

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Johnny Mars was born and raised on the west and northwest sides of Chicago. After putting his right hand through a plate-glass window playing sports, he decided to pursue what he considered a less aggressive hobby: music. He found out later that the music he most loved was often aggressive. [Read Johnny’s Full Bio]

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1978

The time travel machine we lovingly call Saturday Morning Flashback took us to 1978 this past weekend.

02/14/2018

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1976 [Playlist]

Can more cultural touchstones be crammed into 366 days? Yes, even with a leap year, there was a lot going on in 1976

01/16/2018

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1979 [Playlist]

This week we time-tripped 38 years to 1979.

01/03/2018

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1993 [Playlist]

Our weekly time travel found us drifting almost a quarter-century back to 1993.

12/18/2017

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1970 [Playlist]

It was, like every year, good and bad. A ball of confusion. We have all been here before, as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young put it.

12/04/2017

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1995 [Playlist]

We hit the mid 90’s on Saturday Morning Flashback and we recalled when Coolio had us in a Gangsta’s Paradise, Mel Gibson wore a kilt in Braveheart all the way to Oscar gold and we listened to music from soundtracks to Batman Forever & Empire Records.

11/13/2017

Sunset Over The Dead

I thought they sounded great; the atmosphere and vibe were right where they left off from 1995’s Soldier Field shows.

07/07/2015

2 bits…4bits….8 bits…MONEY! [Listen]

Just when you thought having a vinyl copy, cassette, CD, and mp3 file, maybe even a bootleg 8-track, of your favorite album was enough: Think again. One of the most successful rock albums of all time, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, gets the Nintendo computer game remake.

09/18/2012

Johnny Mars Bio

Johnny Mars was born and raised on the west and northwest sides of Chicago. After putting his right hand through a plate-glass window playing sports he decided to pursue what he considered a less aggressive hobby: Music. He found out later that the music he loved best was often the most aggressive. With every dime […]

07/17/2012

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