Ron Hardy Remembered
by Terry Hunter and Stacy Miller.
A tribute to the man who brought the music to "The Box" - Ron Hardy by Terry Hunter and Stacy Miller.
very important when writing about the history of House Music to mention the man who really
got the music moving in Chicago at The Music Box, Ron Hardy. As you may not know, Ron gave
many of our "House" hero's their first spin on the turntables, like Marshall
Jefferson, Chip E. L & R, Adonis, Larry Heard & Robert Owens to name a few. Ron
spun at the Music Box originally at 1632 S. Indiana, then to its' most famous location at
326 N. Michigan lower level. This was made famous because of its' 72 hour marathon parties
where Ron would spin all 72 hours and always had a packed dance floor. Ron was one of the
first to experiment with edits of the hottest disco classics, and was known for playing
records backwards when the vibe was right. "Ron did only what he truly felt no matter
what the situation" and he was praised for it. Praised so much that the term
"All Right Ronny" came to be. Ron's tapes were known as the "drug" of
House Music. People were so addicted that they would sneak in portable cassette players to
tape the parties "live". Ron was truly a D.J. Pioneer, and there is no question
that Ron paved the way for House Music in Chicago. Ron, we love you, we miss you, and
thanks for your inspiration.
For questions: contact Joey "The Don" at this web site.