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Robert Lamm, James Pankow, Lee Loughnane,
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Chicago, the band,
may be available for your next special event!
Many who know call Chicago the most
successful American rock band of all time. The group came together on
February 15, 1967, in the Windy City from which it
eventually would take its name.
The band members were looking to put together a rock group with a fully integrated horn section. The original group
consisted of Walter Parazaider on saxophone and woodwinds, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, Terry Kath on guitar and vocals, Danny Seraphine
on drums, James Pankow on trombone, and Robert Lamm on organ and vocals. In December 1967, bassist/vocalist
Peter Cetera joined from rival band, The Exceptions.
Chicago's first self-titled album sold more than two million copies and spawned four chart singles, beginning a
string of massive hits that lasted to the end of the decade, with each album cover sporting a variation on the Chicago logo and a
sequential title with a roman numeral: Chicago II, Chicago III, etc. Chicago's
music was a combination of many varying styles, from hard rock to light pop, and often included elements of jazz and classical.
Following Cetera's gold-selling #1 hit in 1976, "If You Leave Me Now," the group became more identified with romantic ballads than anything else. Chicago went into decline after a split with Guercio in 1977 and the accidental death of Kath in 1978, but it quickly rebounded in 1982 with "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" and the million-selling "Chicago 16," and was
able to sustain its renewed popularity despite Cetera's departure for a solo career in 1985.
Hit songs include --
- Call On Me
- Hard To Say I'm Sorry
- Here In My Heart
- If You Leave Me Now
- Look Away
- Wishing You Were Here
- You're The Inspiration
- Another Rainy Day In New York City
- What Kind of Man Would I Be?
- Will You Still Love Me?
- Hard Habit To Break
- I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love
- Old Days
- Saturday In The Park
- Baby, What A Big Surprise
- Ballet For A Girl in Buchannon: 25 or 6 to 4
- Just You 'N' Me
- Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
- No Tell Lover
Chicago, the band, may be available for your next special event!
Genre: Rock 1
.Adult Contemporary. / AdultContemporary
.Classic Rock. / ClassicRock
.Jazz-Rock. / JazzRock
.Pop. / xPop
.Pop/Rock. / PopRock
.Contemporary Pop/Rock. / ContemporaryPopRock
.Soft Rock. / SoftRock
x60s, x70s, x80s, x90s, x00s, x10s
Formed: ..in Illinois / formed nIllinois
Formed: ..in Chicago / formed ChicagoIL
Formed: Feb 15, 1967
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in California / based nCalifornia
Based: ..in Los Angeles /