David Royko Psy.D

david@davidroyko.com


MIKE ROYKO: 1932-1997
'Quite simply the best'
Legendary columnist, the voice of Chicago for decades, dies
The Chicago Tribune obituary by Rick Kogan and Jerry Crimmins,
Tuesday, April 29, 1997

 

My Brother Rob's Memories of Dad on the 20th Anniversary of his Death, April, 2017:
To my father, Mike Royko

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NEWLY DISCOVERED TIDBIT (April, 2017):
Helen Royko (Mike's Mom) 1928 Newspaper Quote

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Royko in Love - Mike's Letters to Carol:
The Book;
The Magazine Story; The Blog
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The Classic Royko Column on the Occasion of the 1981 Royal Wedding
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Boss -- The Musical
- the Stagebill program;
I don't know how long it ran, but I remember enjoying it (I turned 14 the month it premiered in June of 1973). It certainly had some top-flight people on-board, including Lou Conte and Dick O'Neill. Frank Galati won his first Jeff Award for it, and note the late (and eventual free-jazz icon and leader of the NRG Ensemble) Hal Russell on percussion
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Frank Sinatra's very PO'd 1976 letter to Dad was on Antiques Road Show in February, 2010. The letter, the reaction to the appraisal, and the great column Dad got from it are all worth seeing

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The Chicago Reader's
Mike Miner Hot Type column of October 8, 2009, for which I was interviewed about Dad and his column: Aliens in Our Midst: Why columnists need to keep a safe distance from their fans
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The Chicago Reader's
Mike Miner News Bites blog of October 1, 2009, where I discuss Dad and Roger Ebert's Granta story about O'Rourke's: "Mike Royko's son David makes some peace with the besotted era of Chicago journalism and the columnist's second home - O'Rourke's"
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Doc Watson and Dad (May 30, 2012)
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Royko at the Goat: Scott Jacobs' short video of Dad in his natural environment
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