The Dick Biondi Story
June 25 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
Presented by Tom Lounges Entertainment and WIMS Radio…
This event is a special fundraising screening of — “THE VOICE THAT ROCKED AMERICA: THE DICK BIONDI STORY” — the soon to be officially released film documentary on the career of legendary Radio DJ/Air Personality — DICK BIONDI.
The film features many of the stars whose careers were helped by Biondi, including: Frankie Avalon, Brian Wilson & Al Jardine (Beach Boys), Tom Dreesen, Tony Orlando, Jim Peterik, Paul Shaffer, and many others.
The film’s executive producer PAMELA PULICE will be at Hobart Art Theater to do a short Q&A with the audience after the screening is presented. There will be a silent and live auction for some cool rock ‘n’ roll items, and ticket drawings for a few rockin’ baskets.
Prior to the film will be a pair of short live musical performances by KENNY JAMES (the “Buddy Holly” of national tribute group, RAVE ON!) and JOE CANTAFIO (band leader and front man of Chicago’s iconic and recently reunited band, JADE 50’s.)
DICK BIONDI has been broadcasting across the airwaves for over a half century. His outrageous personality gained him such titles as The Wild I-Tralian, The Screamer, and The Big Spaghetti Slurper. Some have come to esteem him as the greatest rock and roll disc jockey of all time.
This film is the story of an incredible entertainer who rose from a working class Italian family to be-come the #1 disc jockey in the nation, a member the Broadcast Hall of Fame, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – and the most fired deejay of all time – 25 firings!
It includes Dick’s friendship with music pioneers like Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Bobby Darin; his distinction of being the first American DJ to play The Beatles; and his influence on the careers of the Beach Boys, Tony Orlando, Frankie Valli, Chicago bands like The Buckinghams, Ides of March, The Cryan Shames, Shadows of Knight, New Colony Six, Chicago and many more!
*Most event tickets can be purchased in person at our box office Monday-Saturday 3PM-10PM