HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Two Pairs of Chicago Music Tickets to Legendary Songwriter Chip Taylor

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CHICAGO – In our inaugural edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Music, we have two pairs of tickets up for grabs to see legendary songwriter Chip Taylor perform in Chicago!

Taylor, whose family experiences helped make him one of the most-heard songwriters of the past 50 years with “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning,” will be performing with rising Americana artist Kendel Carson and Van Morrison’s guitarist John Platania. Chip Taylor is Angelina Jolie’s uncle.

Chip Taylor has written music for “Taking Woodstock,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “The Office,” “Little Black Book,” “The Assassination of Richard Nixon,” “Shattered Glass,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Girl, Interrupted,” “Inspector Gadget,” “Jerry Maguire,” “When We Were Kings,” “Major League II,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Encino Man,” “L.A. Story” and “Major League”.

To win your free pass to hear Chip Taylor play in Chicago courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below and please include your first and last name in your submission. That’s it! This performance will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at 8 p.m. in Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the image below.

Chip Taylor for his latest album Yonkers, NY
Chip Taylor for his latest album “Yonkers, NY”.
Image credit: Mona Roos

The description follows for “Yonkers, NY,” which is Chip Taylor’s latest album.

“Yonkers, NY” is a heartfelt and endearing window into the life of a young man learning about music, horses, girls and family. Chip Taylor was raised by a father who worked as a golf professional (though he managed to convince his youngest son for years that he was also an FBI agent) along with his two brothers: actor Jon Voight and renowned scientist Dr. Barry Voight.

On the album, Taylor assumes the character of young Jamie (as Taylor was known back then) as he feels the trials, tribulations and triumphs of a young man finding his way who was occasionally beset by fate and some particularly wily siblings.

The music video for Chip Taylor’s “Charcoal Sky” from “Yonkers, NY” can be found below.

To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

How does music move you?

Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award two lucky HollywoodChicago.com readers with a pair each of Chip Taylor tickets. Please include your first and last name in your submission. The winning tickets will be at will call. Good luck!

HollywoodChicago.com editor-in-chief and publisher Adam Fendelman


© 2010 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

Anonymous's picture

Music moves me everywhere I

Music moves me everywhere I go and no matter what I am doing. I can dance in the grocery store, on the street, in my kitchen. All I need is to hear music and I can move!

CBS's picture

Chip Taylor

It makes me feel connected. It can sooth me….comfort me and sometimes make me mad.

Chuck Stepner

Emma's picture


It just makes me feel happy and helps me escape.

bitterbunny's picture

It has helped me win the

It has helped me win the heart of the most beautiful girl in the world… :)

Ivan Guerrero

DLF's picture

Chip Taylor

Music breaks down the protective walls of everyday life and allows the soul to speak.

ronsamuels's picture

How does music move you?

It takes me everywhere and it refreshes my NEW YORK STATE OF MIND without any derailments.

(The) Ronald Samuels

chicago's picture

It keeps me running, and

It keeps me running, and helped me run a half marathon this summer!

Lauren Bauer

Cary Haber's picture

A song like Angel of the

A song like Angel of the Morning is one of those achingly beautiful songs that brings me on the verge of tears. The kind of song that speaks to my sense of mortality knowing that all this beauty exists in the world and there will be a time when I will be gone and my love and memories of such work will die unless others carry it on. It’s a sad/joyful place I find when I think or hear of these songs.

Other examples include

Joe Jackson - Hometown (from Big World), Man Who Wrote Danny Boy (from Night Music) Steely Dan - Dirty Work, anything from Aja and The Royal Scam Dire Straits - Skateaway (from Making Movies), [as they late Douglas Adams said anything my Mark Knopfler] Guggenheim Grotto - The Universe is Laughing
Paul Simon - American Tune, St. Judy’s Comet
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Waters of March (also as done by Art Garfunkel and Holy Cole) Vance Gilbert - When Jimmy Falls in Love Bonnie Hayes - Time Stands Still & I’m sure many others ad nauseum.

tina60707's picture


My life revolves around music. Just about every good memory I have can be summoned up by just hearing a song.

Anonymous's picture

Music Moves Me...

When I hear music, it allows me to become relaxed and slowly diverts my mind it a way that I am less stressed out. I love many types of music!

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