Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah

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Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
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Background information
Past membersMitch Aliotta (deceased)

Ted Aliotta
Skip Haynes (deceased)

John Jeremiah (deceased)

Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah was an American rock group from the 1970s.

The preceding incarnation was named Aliotta Haynes, a trio composed of bassist Mitch Aliotta, drummer Ted Aliotta, and guitarist Skip Haynes. Ted departed after their debut album, Aliotta Haynes Music, and was replaced by John Jeremiah. As Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah, their eponymous album was their last for the Ampex label.

The band scored a popular regional hit in the Chicago, Illinois area in 1971 with the title track of their follow-up album, Lake Shore Drive, a tribute to the lakefront highway in Chicago.

The initials "LSD" are occasionally used in Chicago vernacular to refer to the highway (although it is sometimes referred to as the Outer Drive to distinguish it from Inner Lake Shore Drive, which extends from Ohio St. to Hollywood Ave.).[citation needed] Elsewhere, LSD is better known as the initials of the name of a hallucinogenic drug. Skip Haynes claims "Lake Shore Drive" has no drug references whatsoever, unlike "The Snow Queen," which referenced the up and downsides of cocaine usage.[1]

The 1992 Quicksilver CD compilation Lake Shore Drive was missing two songs from the original 1971 Big Foot LP, "Leaving Chicago A.M.F." and "Long Time Gone" (a.k.a. "Long Time Coming"), but contained the title track of Slippin' Away plus newer material. Lake Shore Drive was re-released on compact disc in 1996 for its 25th anniversary on a double-CD set, along with some of the band's other songs.

The band appeared in a 1978 made-for-TV movie, Sparrow, playing a rock band whose lead singer is electrocuted while performing onstage.

"Lake Shore Drive" was featured in the soundtrack of the 2017 movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.


Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah's former keyboardist, John Jeremiah, died on December 5, 2011, in Chester, Illinois.

Mitchell A. Aliotta, of Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah and Rotary Connection, died on July 21, 2015, at the age of 71.[2][3]

Skip Haynes died on October 2, 2017.[4]


  • Aliotta Haynes Music (LP) (Ampex 10108) 1970
  • Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah (LP) (Ampex 10119) 1970
  • Lake Shore Drive (LP) (Big Foot 714) 1971
  • Slippin' Away (LP) (Little Foot 711) 1977
  • Lake Shore Drive (CD) (Quicksilver QSCD-1019) 1992
  • Songs (CD) (Quicksilver QSCD-1025) 1994
  • Lake Shore Drive at 25 (2-CDs) (Quicksilver QSCD-1033) 1996
  • Bob Stroud's Classic Rock Roots Vol. II (SRO Productions) 1999


  1. ^ Interview of Skip Haynes, The Jake Hartford Show, WCPT-AM, July 19, 2008
  2. ^ "R.I.P. Mitch Aliotta of Rotary Connection | Australia's Music News Authority". February 15, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  3. ^ Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 2015 July to December". Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  4. ^ O'Donnell, Maureen (October 5, 2017). "Skip Haynes, who wrote Chicago anthem 'Lake Shore Drive,' dead at 71". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved October 5, 2017.