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  • [The 90’s raw: Checkerboard Lounge, Van Gogh auction]

    [The 90’s raw: Checkerboard Lounge, Van Gogh auction]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. The first half of the tape is from the Checkerboard Lounge on February 28, 1991. Angio relaxes and talks to patrons in the famous blues club Checkerboard Lounge on Chicago’s South Side. The exposure is pretty bad so faces don’t register well. The second half is tape of Van Gogh auction on March 10, 1991. Joe Angio goes to an auction house in Chicago where a recently discovered Vincent Van Gogh painting is being sold. Artist Tony Fitzpatrick accompanies him, interviews people attending the show and does some commentary of his own. “This isn’t about art, it’s about money. It seems like money can buy culture.” The painting sells for $1,300,000.

  • Mick And Muddy

    Mick And Muddy

    The Rolling Stones jam onstage with legendary Chicago bluesmen Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy at Chicago ‘s historical, and dimly lit blues club, the Checkerboard Lounge. The Stones perform “Mannish Boy,” “Hoochie Coochie Man,” “Long Distance Call,” and “Champagne and Reefer” with Muddy Waters and “Next Time You See Me” with Buddy Guy.

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