Liz and I went to Antioch earlier this afternoon and saw Jimmy Sohns and the Shadows of Knight. This was his first time on stage since he suffered a stroke several months ago. He's had a long and hard battle to get back on his feet. Sadly, his voice is not the same, but he sure gives it the old high school try.
They played a lot of 60s songs and some from the 70s and even 80s in their two-hour long show. Two of the members of his current Shadows of Knight band were with other great 60s Chicago bands. The drummer was with the New Colony Six and the bass player was with the Cryan' Shames. They played the New Colony Six's "I Could Never Lie to You" and the Cryan' Shames' "Sugar & Spice."
Shadows of Knight songs they played were "Oh Yeah," "Dark Side," "Boom Boom," "Shake" and "Gloria" twice.
Sohns, despite the stroke, is still a great front man. And watching videos on You Tube, he was really great back in his prime.
The band formed in 1964 when the members were students at Prospect High School in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. Sohns was just 16 at the time.
It was a real trip back to the 60s and the Cellar in Arlington Heights for Liz and me.
Talking 'Bout My Generation Here. --RoadDog
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