'Ma' Nugent honored in Palatine
Friday, August 3,
2007 12:35 AM CDT
By: TOM LOUNGES
Motor City Madman
Ted Nugent was present and accounted for Wednesday in his hometown of Palatine,
Ill. just prior to his early evening Star Productions-produced concert at the
Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.
The outspoken guitarist known for wearing
loincloths and riding on stage atop a buffalo, has a new CD titled, "Love
Grenade," that detonates worldwide Sept. 4.
Ted was in his old hometown
of Palatine to attend the dedication of a 7,800-pound stone monument honoring
his late mother, Marion "Ma" Nugent, herself a Palatine resident for nearly 30
The monument project, which now stands in front of Durty Nellie's
eatery and music pub in downtown Palatine, was spearheaded by local musician and
Palatine resident Eric Kinkel.
"After she passed away in 1988, there was
never anything done to honor Ted's mom in a way that she should be remembered,"
Kinkel said. After discussing his plans with Ted and Durty Nellie's club owner
Mark Dolezal, along with Palatine's Mayor Rita Mullins, Kinkel proceeded with
Aside from giving birth to one of rock 'n' roll's most
colorful rock stars, "Ma" Nugent, as she was affectionately known, scribed a
very popular advice columnist called "Ma Nugent's Mail" in the pages of The
Illinois Entertainer from 1980 to 1988.
Ma also was a very familiar face
at local concert halls and clubs where she would go out and support regional
bands, often doing her part to inspire them to "be the best they could
I also wrote for the I.E. during Ma's time there and we often
crossed paths over the years.
Like most who knew her, I found "Ma" to be
an amazing woman, full of warmth, compassion, determination and considerable
humor. Not to mention, she was a darn good writer and a huge music fan. It's
fitting that she has been honored and remembered in such a way. Kudos to Mr.
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