Fun: A 1986 report on the rise of house music in Chicago

House music–original dance music generated in house by Chicago DJs like Steve “Silk” Hurley using drum machines and basslines played on synths–was still on the ascent in 1986 when this local newscast decided to take a look. (From Boing Boing via Tom)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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