Welcome to the 21st Annual O’Banion’s Reunion

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Saturday June 11, 2016 at Cobra Lounge

We promised Terry to keep this going, and we’re counting on you to dance your asses off! We’ve been getting together for 21 years to remember and celebrate O’Banion’s, the friends we made there, and how extraordinary that place and that time were.

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235 N. Ashland Ave.

(corner of Fulton - just north of Lake St.)



Thanks for all the fun my fellow "Geezer Punks"


As always, I want to thank all the faithful people who continue to show up year after year

and have a great time dancing, drinking, reminiscing and generally just having good clean fun.

I also want to thank all the DJ's who, each and every year, rock our socks off for 5-6 hours.

I also want to thank Suzanne Shelton for all of her hard work to help put this party on.

It could not be done without her.

Please keep thoughts of the late Roseann Kuberski, who thought of this whole thing some 20 years ago.

And remember...never stop telling all your friends about it.

--Terry Fox



2016 DJs playing the music you remember from the corner of Clark & Erie:

Glenn Russell

Ken Ellis

Scott Tomlin

Suzanne Shelton

Mike Rytie

The 21st Reunion event page on Facebook is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1634143400185046/

Join the O’Banion’s Reunion facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/23978718129/

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Links to other Chicago Punk Scene Film/Book Projects and Websites

Punk Database - http://punkdatabase.com/wiki/o\OBanions

Ken Mierzwa's Photo Pages - http://lostcoastphoto.com/punk/chicagopunk.html and http://lostcoastphoto.com

Regressive Films Documentary "You Weren't There - Chicago Punk 1977-1984" http://www.regressivefilms.com/

Marie Kangor-Born The 1980's Chicago Punk Scene http://chicagopunkpix.com/Gallery

Windy City Punk - Punk Chicago Style http://www.windycitypunk.com/

Chicago Hardcore - http://www.chicagohardcore.net/

Punk '77 from the U.K. - http://www.punk77.co.uk/

Fast 'n' Bulous "A History of Punk" - http://www.fastnbulbous.com/punk.htm

Patty Heffley - Punk Rock Photograhper - http://www.pattyheffley.com/

Husker Du Biop - http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/7147/tourbook.html

Punk Rock in Illinois by Henry Weld - http://www.collectorscum.com/volume3/illinois/

Seach and Destroy Punk Rock Search Engine - http://www.trashsurfin.de/

If You Know Of More Chicago Punk Scene Links...send them to us please


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O'Banion's Photo Gallery

Good Times at O'Banion's

(Above Photos Courtesy of Ken Mierzwa)

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And After-Parties

More Photos Courtesy Marie Kanger-Born
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pix of past reunions


Past Reunion Parties

Link to Suzanne's FaceBook Photo Album of the 17th Reunion 2012 - https://www.facebook.com/suzanne/







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2013-15 2013-16 2013-17

2013-18 2013-202013-19

2013-23 2013-242013-22

2013-23 2013-24 2013-25

2013-26 2013-27 2013-28

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LeAnne DeBeauxJeff MotalewskiChuck WassustrumJohnny RamoneJoey RamoneDee Dee RamoneDanny Narducy

Carol BlankNoa BeaudreuLink WrayWendy WilliamsStiv Bators Russell


Bobby ScarpelliPat Day

Roseann Kuberski

Poly Styrene Michael Davis MC5 Lewis Floodstrand 8 1/2

paullette walsh ripBarb GlomskiSteve Paul

billy s Debrita

lenny rip lorna rip alan meyers rip bob casale rip

lou reed rip scott ashton rip phil cheveron rip

junior murvin rip tim wright rip

kimbal rip


Contact Us
at ObanionsReunion@gmail.com to get on our mailing list so you don't miss any reunions

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