Ron Onesti: Celebrating Italian Heritage Month

Oct 11, 2020 1118

BY: Ron Onesti

It is no secret I am an Italian American, and a proud one at that. I was born on Taylor Street in Chicago's "Little Italy" neighborhood. Being a child of the early '60s, I was fortunate enough to have experienced much of the music from the Sixties and Seventies now referred to as "heritage rock" and "classic rock."

How I was really lucky was the fact that I had tons of cousins who absolutely loved music. They were all a few years older than me, so I was exposed to the popular music of the time, the way a teenager would, even though I was only 10. My dad had the tailor shop in the neighborhood. It was located on Western Avenue at Taylor Street, which was the center of our local world. He was so good-natured and a truly fun guy. 

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