Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Happy Birthday: Ted Ansani


We here at PowerPop wish a very happy birthday to Ted Ansani, late of Material Issue.

I spoke with Ted in doing research for my book, and he's a terrific guy: warm and gracious and funny and smart. He's currently playing with the Chicago-area Legendary Rock Stars as Teddy Cougar. Check them out!

And have a very happy birthday, Ted!

3 comments:

tbrough said...

Ah man, I always have had a soft spot for these guys, One of the great unspoken tragedies of rock.

steve simels said...

Said it before and I'll say it again -- I was far more affected by Jim Ellison's tragic death than I was by that of a certain grunge icon who was his contemporary.

reddyrooster said...

Seen Ted twice in Chicago at the IPO doin' his TA Project thingy. The first time Mike Zelenko was there too (w/The Ladies and Gentlemen) and he and Ted got together to throw down "Diane" and "Valerie Loves Me". Great stuff...

Happy Birthday Ted!

And I'll second Sleeve Nimels' post...