Chicago is tagged as: classic rock, rock, 80s, 70s, pop
Chicago is a rock band that was formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. In the band’s debut, they began as a politically charged, sometimes experimental rock band headed by the three-headed monster of singer/guitarist Terry Kath, singer/bassist Peter Cetera and singer/keyboardist Robert Lamm.
The band featured an unusual and unusually versatile line-up of instrumentalists, including saxophonist Walter Parazaider, trombonist James Pankow, and trumpet player Lee Loughnane, along with more traditional rock instruments — guitarist Terry Kath, keyboardist Robert Lamm, drummer Danny Seraphine, and bassist Peter Cetera (who was the last to join the original group).
The bands original name was ‘The Big Thing’, which changed to ‘Chicago Transit Authority’ when their first album “The Chicago Transit Authority” was released. Soon after the album’s release, the band’s name was shortened to simply ‘Chicago’, when the actual Chicago Transit Authority threatened legal action.
After Kath’s death on January 23, 1978,(and the release of their 9th studio album, Chicago Xi), the band began to explore a softer sound that resembled more the style of 80s pop bands than the jazz-rock fusion that they began with. The reinve...
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