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This picture was taken in my down stairs bedroom on Knight street in Park
Ridge, Illinois. I am wearing my "JIC" t-shirt, which stands for Jefferson
Ice Company. I'm playing my ES-335 12-string electric guitar.
Same as the previous picture, only seated while tuning the guitar. We picked
the name Jefferson Ice Company for our band, because we liked the band
Buffalo Springfield at the time and we heard they named themselves
after a brand of tractor.
Playing with Jefferson Ice Company at the well known (at the time)
Deep End club in Park Ridge, Illinois. That's my brother Ed's arm in
Same show as previous picture at the Deep End. This is Ed playing his
Hofner (Beatle) bass guitar. I know he wishes he still had that guitar. That's
Joe Abbate, our keyboard player, in the background, and John Holt's hand in
The Jefferson Ice Company business card. Quite a cool card for the
time. Lou's Grandmother in NY had a printing company, so we always had cool
business cards for our bands.
This was a Park Ridge Advocate picture of the Jeffersion Ice Company
when we played at the Main South Art Fair. Joe Abbate (keyboards), me (guitar),
Lou Musumeci (drums), John Holt (lead guitar), Ed Jahn (bass). Lise Lippert and Yetta
Matturro, at the bottom, were another group.
Ed and I in our fringe jackets standing in the back yard of our Knight Avenue
house in Park Ridge, Illinois. We're probably on our way to a Jefferson
Ice Company performance or practice.
The Beatles. This photo was taken at the Main South High School Variety
Show. The only other person besides myself that I can remember is Brad Henricksen,
playing Ed's Hofner Beatle bass. I'm playing my 1968 Gibson ES-335 cherry
colored 12 string guitar.
Another Beatles Variety Show picture. We were probably singing Eight
Days a Week in this shot. The other song we did was Twist and Shout.
Christopher Bradley playing a benefit for the Park Ridge youth Coalition.
This was at the Main South field house. Other performers included Daddy
Troll (Willow), and R.E.O. Speedwagon.
Christopher Bradley probably playing at Pendragon on Sheraton
Road in Chicago. This was a very popular "Coffee House". A lot of big-named
acts played there.
Christopher Bradley in a recording studio in Chicago, recording a demo
tape. This was during the summer of '72 when I was playing in an acoustic
duet with Bradley Henricksen. Brad ended up in California and released several
records under the name Brandley Dito.