Lake Shore Drive - Song & Album

As heard on the Soundtrack of
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II

One of Director James Gunn's favorites!

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“Lake Shore Drive” is a song written by Skip Haynes of the Chicago-based rock group Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah, initially recorded on December 31, 1971, and released on their 1973 Lake Shore Drive album on Big Foot Records. The song is a homage to the famed lakefront highway in Chicago. Despite the fact that “LSD” had long been an abbreviation for the Drive, many people thought the song referred to the hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide. Numerous fans of the song and residents of Chicago believe the song paints an accurate musical picture of living and driving in downtown Chicago. From Wikipedia:


Lake Shore Drive (original)


Lake Shore Drive

For Eddie

Longtime Gone

Uppers & Downers

Snow Queen

Leavin’ Chicago

One Night Stand

Last One of the Night People

Lake Shore Drive - Videos

Everything you wanted
or didn’t want to know about the song!

Skip Haynes & Arthur Belkind

Fun Montage to the song!

A Great Little Lake Shore Drive Movie
(That will make you smile)​

Lake Shore Drive
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’: How a Favorite Childhood Song Inspired James Gunn The director’s brother Sean Gunn reveals the soft spot the siblings have for a lesser-known song from ‘Awesome Mix Vol. 2.’

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Lake Shore Drive - Book


Skip’s docu-fictional book about the band (some names have been changed to protect almost everybody involved). Songs, musical history, bank robbers, midgets, multiple personalities – its all there along with insights into the exceptionally elevated 1970’s world of rock & roll on the road. Starting in Chicago and ending up at the Tropicana Motor Hotel in LA.

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Chicago Songs

Chicago Songs is an album of songs about Chicago written by Chicago artists and friends I have worked with over the years – and who are, I believe, some of the best song writers ever.

Corky Seigal Southwest Coast Blues
Terry Callier Trance on Sedgewick St.
Ed Holstein Jazzman
Steve Goodman City of New Orleans
Mick Scott Last One of the Night People
John Prine Illegal Smile

Skip Haynes
Vocals Guitar Bass
Justin Z Wlden
Drums Percussion Vocals
Dana Walden
Piano B3 Bass String/Horn Arrangements
Tony Gillis
Background vocals and vocal arrangements
Mark Karan
Vocals Guitar Bass
Jimmy Powers
Mindy Abair
Dal Hinson
Recorded and mixed by Justin Z Walden

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The Best Of
Skip Haynes and Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah

The Best Of Skip Haynes and Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
Fans favorite songs spanning 20 years of music from AHJ – one of Chicago’s favorite country folk rock bands.

The classic Midwest hit song Lake Shore Drive is the title track.
Seventeen digitally re-mastered songs were taken from the six albums the band released from the Seventies through the Nineties. One of the seminal folk-rock bands of Chicago and the Midwest – anyone who was into music in the Midwest at that time will love this CD – so will anyone who loves Americana, Triple A or Country music. 

Featuring the recently rediscovered original version of their classic Chicago hit song, “Lake Shore Drive”. The CD contains twelve more of the best (as chosen by their fans) original Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah songs along with the group’s distinctive interpretations of classics such as Steve Goodman’s “City of New Orleans”, Bob Dylan’s “Long Time Comin’”, John Prine’s “Illegal Smile” and John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s “Norwegian Wood”.

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Laurel Canyon

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Laurel Canyon… where it all happens!
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Songs to Smoke By

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Hold Them Accountable! 

Skip Haynes wrote the Classic rock song Lake Shore Drive and was lead vocalist for Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah – popular Chicago based band in the 70’s and early 80’s. He produced and wrote five albums and several singles with AHJ.

He moved to Los Angeles in the early 80’s and continued to write and produce music.

He formed the Laurel Canyon Animal Company with his partner Dana Walden (formerly of the band Champaign and a hit song writer) in 1999. It’s the only record label in the world that creates music about, for and with animals.

Skip is a co-founder of CLAW (Citizens For Los Angeles Wildlife) a non-profit dedicated to saving and preserving wildlife and habitat in Los Angeles.

Haynes has been an anti-development political activist for the last fifteen years.

Hold Them Accountable is a result of that activism.



Hold Them Accountable

Everybody Wants a Piece of the Pie

The Patriot Act

I’m A Real American

Haven’t You Done Enough?

Keep The Money In The Country

Time To Close The Borderline

Step Up To The Plate