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JOLIET — The inaugural class of the Illinois Rock and Roll Hall of Hame on Route 66 was formally inducted Tuesday night during a rocking ceremony in Joliet that honored Buddy Guy, the Buckinghams and other legends.
The bash was held at Joliet’s Rialto Square Theatre to induct members into the hall’s first class. The museum is being built at 9 W. Cass St. in Joliet and scheduled to open later this year.
The inaugural class was: Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Chicago, The Buckinghams, Ides of March, Chess Records, WLS-AM and disc jockeys Larry Lujack and Dick Biondi.
Legendary bluesman John Primer — who played with Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Magic Slim & The Teardrops and more — also performed at the show.
Here are rock photographer Jack Mongan’s photos from the ceremony: