Our colleagues Steve King and Johnnie Putman, Chicago radio personalities and car enthusiasts, recently visited with Jim Peterik, best known for his work with the Ides of March (“Vehicle”) and Survivor (“Eye of the Tiger”). In addition to his massive guitar collection, Peterik also collects automobiles.
In this recent interview with Steve & Johnnie, Peterik shows off his 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo. “A certain gentleman I know who plays guitar had it up to 135 miles an hour on the Eisenhower at 3 a.m.,” Peterik said. The rock legend also shows Steve & Johnnie his 2002 Plymouth Prowler, 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, and award-winning 1958 Chevrolet Corvette.
King and Putman were the long-time overnight voices on WGN radio in Chicago. Before that, King was a DJ on WLS radio in Chicago during its halcyon Top 40 days. And before that (and I didn’t know this until I read their blog), King was a rock guitarist and songwriter, playing with, among others, Peter Cetera in his pre-Chicago days.