The last remaining member Skip Haynes of Aliotta Haynes and Jeremiah has died.

The last remaining member Skip Haynes of Aliotta Haynes and Jeremiah has died.

The last remaining member Skip Haynes of Aliotta Haynes and Jeremiah has died. I was stunned to hear this. The last? I had missed the passing of the others.

I had of course, like all Chicago residents loved the song Lake Shore Drive. But it was more special to me as at 21 I was a carefree young woman and traveling in California with good friends and happened to meet the band in Malibu.

A mutual friend happened to know they were around and we all hooked up. I originally was to get together with the drummer but I had my eyes on Mitch Aliotta and did get my prize. Oh those were the days.

“Lake Shore Drive” lyrics, by Skip Haynes

There’s a road I’d like to tell you ’bout, Lives in my hometown
Lake Shore Drive the road is called, And it’ll take you up or down
From rags on up to riches, Fifteen minutes you can fly
Pretty blue lights along the way, to help you right on by
Blue lights shining with a heavenly grace, to help you right on by

And there ain’t no road just like it, anywhere I’ve found
Running south on Lake Shore Drive, Heading into town
Slippin’ on by on L.S.D. Friday night trouble-bound

It starts up north on Hollywood, Water on your driving side
Concrete mountains rearing up, Throwing shadows just about five
Sometimes you can smell the green if your mind is feeling fine
There ain’t no finer place to be, Running Lake Shore Drive
And no peace of mind-er place to be than riding on Lake Shore Drive

And there ain’t no road just like it, anywhere I’ve found
Running south on Lake Shore Drive, Heading into town
Just slippin’ on by on L.S.D. Friday night-trouble bound

It’s Friday night and you’re looking clean
Too early to start the rounds
A ten-minute ride from the Gold Coast back
Makes sure you’re pleasure bound
It’s four o-clock in the morning, and all the people have gone away
Just you and your mind and Lake Shore Drive and tomorrow is another day
The sun shine’s fine in the morning time and tomorrow is another day.

RIP guys, it was good to have met you.

catherinetobsing

Catherine Tobsing, owner Windy City Parrot and Bargain Hunter
Nothing quite gets my heart pumping like a good Rummage Sale. The thrill of the hunt gets me twitching until I find that first deal. Then I can relax and cruise. Compliment me on my outfit, I will tell you how little I paid for each item. I have no shame in wearing thrifted clothing or live with used furnishings. My home is a showcase of a lifetime of dumpster diving and alley picking and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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