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Sun May 3 12:45:34 UTC 2009
>From The Daily Herald (Chicago):
The Who played on tour of St. Charles sites
By Dave Heun | Daily Herald Columnist
A few years ago, I mentioned that fans of the British rock invasion were treated to a rare and historic event when The Who played at the Jaguar rock club in downtown St. Charles in the late 1960s.
One might say it was an early step on a legendary band's path, one that would lead to selling 100 million records and creating the great rock opera "Tommy."
The Jaguar was a popular music gathering place at 12 N. Third St., where the Third Street Shops now sit in a white brick building. Longtime residents tell me the building was a roller rink at one time, as well as a furniture store.
The building just looks as if it would have been a perfect setting for a rock club.
Some will remember the Jaguar setup, with a shop selling posters and T-shirts on the right side when you walked in and the bands playing in an area on the left.
You'll get the information on that story and about many other St. Charles buildings and people from the past if you participate in the St. Charles History Crawl self-guided downtown tours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 17.
If you've never tried it, consider it. St. Charles Heritage Center tour guides are on site to retell the stories of the buildings and people.
Tickets for the event are just $10 for Heritage Center members and $15 for nonmembers. Children accompanied by adults tag along for free.
For info on tickets, call (630) 584-6967 or stop by the history museum at 215 E. Main St.
-Brian in Atlanta
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