Pervis Spann, “The Blues Man”

Spann’s career spanned more than 60 years. In 1963, he became the second disc jockey hired by Leonard Chess, who founded the legendary WVON radio station that same year. Spann reigned as the most listened-to disco jockey overnights in Chicago for more than 10 years. Because of his love for Blues Music, he became known throughout the broadcast industry as “The Blues Man.” Pervis went on to be a successful concert promoter and radio station owner with stations in Florida, Georgia, Memphis, and WVON in Chicago.