What in the world does the University of Illinois have to do with REO Speedwagon, Dan Fogelberg, Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” Billboard magazine’s most powerful person in music, and the most prolific Grammy-winner living today? You can find out in a cover story that I recently did for Illinois Alumni magazine. I may not be able to carry a tune to save my life, but I had a roaring good time delving into the history of rock and roll on the Illinois campus during the 1960s and ’70s. Check it out.

The School of Rock

History by the Slice