Mike Medina talks lost music history at McKie’s Disc Jockey Show Lounge

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(Photo: Mike Medina)

Musician and music history buff Mike Medina returns to Nocturnal Journal to talk with Dave Hoekstra about a piece of lost Chicago music history, McKie Fitzhugh’s Disc Jockey Lounge.  The “DJ Lounge” was a hangout for Chicago jocks that evolved into a concert venue that hosted the likes of Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Mike Bloomfield, and a transformative experience for David Crosby at a John Coltrane performance.


(Photo courtesy Mike Medina)

Medina is currently leading a crowdfunding effort to restore the sign and have it displayed as part of an exhibit on Chicago’s rich jazz and blues history.