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The Brainchild of Ken Voss, Guy Arnston and Ron Ramelli
"Ma" Nugent's Mail ran in an entertainment newspaper
called the "Illinois Entertainer" from 1980 until 1988. A "Dear Abbey" of sorts,
"Ma" answered questions and gave advice on everything from
rock 'n' roll to social matters. In the years to come "Ma" became widely known as the
proverbial rock 'n' roll "Mom" and advice columnist.
When "Ma" started showing up in local clubs and concert venues, she
became an instant celebrity. Her youthful charm and natural
enthusiasm for all things rock 'n' roll was respected in the
community as an acceptance of the entire rock scene, by a generation
that was largely against such music and culture. "Ma"
transcended her own generation by bridging this gap in a way which
was entirely natural to her... she loved rock 'n' roll, especially
the kind of soulful, spirited, energetic, rhythm 'n' blues based
rock 'n' roll Ted would tell you ... he invented . The Chicago land
rock club scene was abuzz when "Ma" walked into the room. Whatever
band she came to see immediately became her friends. She always
encouraged musicians and bands alike to be their best every night
"give it your all", she used to say. She encouraged, inspired and
imparted her wisdom for the captive audience she garnered as a
columnist for the "Illinois Entertainer" . She is still missed 'til
this day. There will never be anyone quite like her
again.......still in the wind. You can read more about the "Illinois
Entertainer" by visiting their web site at:
http://www.illinoisentertainer.com/ or, if you live in the
Chicago land area you can still pick up this free newspaper at your
local record store or club.
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Gone but not forgotten
Dec.17, 1920 - Jul. 31, 1993
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