Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. The self-described "rock and roll band with horns"
began as a politically charged, sometimes experimental, rock band and later moved to a predominantly softer sound,
generating several hit ballads.
Also known as
Chicago is one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups, and one of the world's best-selling groups
of all time.
Over the course of their career they have had five number-one albums and 21 top-ten singles.
They have sold over 40 million units in the US
and have sold more than 100 million records world wide.
The Big Thing, The Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Rock, soft rock, jazz fusion, pop rock
The original members met while students at DePaul University in Chicago.
They first called themselves "The Big Thing".
After signing with Columbia Records,they changed their name to "Chicago Transit Authority".
When the actual Chicago Transit Authority threatened legal action soon after the album's release,
they shortened it to just "Chicago"
The Beach Boys
Robert Lamm – keyboards, guitar, vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, guitar, percussion, vocals
James Pankow – trombone, percussion, keyboards, vocals
Walter Parazaider – woodwinds, backing vocals
Jason Scheff – bass, vocals
Tris Imboden – drums, percussion
Keith Howland – guitar, vocals
Lou Pardini – keyboards, vocals (
2009–present; touring – 1999, 2007)
Walfredo Reyes, Jr. – percussion
Danny Seraphine – drums, percussion
Peter Cetera – bass, guitar, vocals
Terry Kath – guitar, bass, vocals
(1967–1978; died 1978)
Laudir de Oliveira – percussion
Donnie Dacus – guitar, bass, vocals
Chris Pinnick – guitar (1980–1985)
Bill Champlin – keyboards, guitar, vocals
Dawayne Bailey – guitar, vocals
Drew Hester – percussion
(2009–2012), drums (touring – 2009)
Daniel de los Reyes – percussion (2012)
"The rut I was in with the people that I had been previously been with it took the heart right out of me."
“I'm a die-hard Cubs fan. But I'm happy for the Sox. I know some Cubs fans were moaning about what happened, but come on! You've got to hand it to them. It was great to watch.”
“I think he'd like to forget that.”