After announcing their retirement at their Farewell Gig in July 1995, The Professors shock the music world by reforming to play their
infamous Reunion Gig at the Annual Conference
of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL, to incredible reviews.
J made her premiere as lead singer with the band with an incredible rendition of "Five Long Years" which left the crowd stunned, and then shouting
for more. Craig Brown made a superlative guest appearance on drums. Not only do the The Professors return to the stage and the limelights, they also debut two original songs -
Unabomber (T-ski) and The Bottle
(Radford/Marshall). The band also premiere the
original John Lennon/Luthor
Allison fusion, Crippled Inside.
While in the Windy
City, The Professors also had time to make their first studio recordings at
Dress Rehearsals Studio, West Hubbard
A YouTube Playlist of nine songs performed in Chicago:
(1) Five Long Years, (2) You Haven't Hurt Me,
(3) Crossroads, (4) Damn Right I've Got the Blues, (5) The Bottle, (6) Unabomber, (7) Retro,
(8) Five Long
College Years (Jam), and (9) House of the Rising Sun (Jam)
Videography by Marie Radford
Stephen Cooper - Bass Guitar
T-ski - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Robert Kubey - Drums
J - Lead Vocals
Gary Radford - Lead Guitar/Vocals
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
Craig Brown - Drums
THE CHICAGO SET
- T-Bone Shuffle (Albert Collins)
- Five Long Years (Eddie Boyd - Eric Clapton) **
- Fast Blues with Mean Progression (T-ski)
- You Haven't Hurt Me (Joe Kubek - arr. T-ski/Jennifer Lehr) **
- Crippled Inside (John Lennon/Luthor Allison) **
- Crossroads (Robert Johnson) **
- Damn Right I've Got the Blues (Buddy Guy) **
- The Bottle (Gary Radford/Ian Marshall) **
- Comfortably Numb (Roger Waters/David Glilmour - Pink Floyd)
- Unabomber (T-ski) **
- One Way Out (M. Sehorn/W. Williamson/
J. W. James- The Allman Brothers)
- Retro (T-ski/Gary Radford/Robert Kubey)
** = debut song
THE FANS REACT!
The Professors rocked the halls of academe.
Next year they should be given a
Prof. Dennis Mumby,
Introducing The Professors, I thought how
Ed Sullivan must have felt introducing
Prof. Joseph Turow, University of
It was good for my soul. It showed me that
professors can rock out and we don't
have to be nerds all the time.
Graduate Student, Stanford University
The Professor's pulsating rhythms combined
with their raw sexuality totally
overcame me. I will never be the same.
The Professors' driving melange of styles
from Gdansk, Nottingham, and Berkeley
remains unique in the history of music.
J. Gleason, San Francisco Chronicle
The Professors embody my theory,
You guys were GREAT. Everyone said so.
What I heard was fantastic.
Eisenberg, Organizational Communication
Division Chair, ICA
This page last updated March 8, 2018 by
Many thanks to Kurt
Wagner, Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.