What do you think of when you hear Berwyn mentioned? Svengoolie (Rich Koz) right?
You may also think of a rock band from that western suburb.
Originally formed as the Shon-Dels in 1964, the group changed the name to The Ides Of March two years later.
You Wouldn’t Listen became their first national hit in 1966. Then, during the summer of 1970, Vehicle, the band’s biggest hit, came blasting out of radios all across the country.
Jim Peterik and the “Boys from Berwyn” are still performing today and they sound fabulous.
In March of 1971, this song would debut and rise to #73 on the Billboard charts. On Chicago radio, it was far more popular and climbed to #2 on WCFL.
Take a listen to L.A. Goodbye: