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Dear Straight Dope Chicago:
I recently met a man who calls himself Gil Piney. I know there is a man
by that name associated with Gibson Guitars. However, this man tells my
husband and me stories of touring with a band by the name of "The Biker Boys
from Illinois" from the mid- to late 70s and early 80s. They supposedly
were the opening act for many big name bands such as Ted Nugent. He said
they had a manager and were on the Epic recording label.
Philip Montoro of the Reader replies:
Hi, Shelley. Philip here, music editor at the
Some comments in response to Krakow's comic, although not the comic itself, can be seen at:
I found an entry in a MySpace blog that seems to confirm Gil Piney's participation in the band. (The account belongs to someone in Naperville calling herself "Peggy / Rock-It Babe.") The blog is set to private, so I can't include a URL, but she posted a report by Mario Salazar on a 2008 concert by Dirty Dan Buck and his band. Here's an excerpt:
Here's the money quote as far as you're concerned:
Hope this helps!
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