There is so much to say about a rock & roll band with 45 years of experience travelling the
world, playing festivals, small gigs in hole-in-the-wall music joints and large-scale venues all over the globe. Chicago has
sold 100,000,000 plus records, 5 gold singles and 25 of its 34 albums have been certified platinum. The history of Chicago
is so impressive that it is almost too amazing to believe that a band with substantial legacy is still touring. Billboard
Magazine has recognized Chicago's epic musical journey by making them one of their Top 100 Artists of all time in September
of 2008. At the time, it was ranked number 13, putting them behind legendary artists like the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder,
the Beatles, Elvis Presley and Prince. These are all reasons why audiences are not missing out on seeing Chicago on tour.
The members of Chicago are experienced and talented musicians who have managed to make an incredibly career. Don't just visit
the band's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and go see their stardom in person on stage.
band Chicago formed in 1967 with the following members: Walter Parazaider, Danny Seraphine, James Pankow, Lee Loughnane, Terry
Kath, Robert Lamm and Peter Cetera. They were set on having a rock & roll band with horns to represent the musical diversity
of the city in which they originated, Chicago. In many ways, Chicago is a city rich in jazz and swing. Walter Parazaider was
unlike many of his time who were inspired by Elvis Presley, he started to play music when he was 9 years old after watching
the Ed Sullivan Show and seeing Benny Goodman. It would be challenging for any musician to not find Benny Goodman an huge
inspiration. Jazz and swing were huge influences among many of the original members of Chicago. One of Chicago's first hits
was "Questions 67 and 68." This song, along with "Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is," were created by Chicago Transit
Authority, which was the name of the band at the time. Shortly thereafter, the band decided to move from Chicago to Los Angeles.
In California, the band starting to make money at various different gigs and their fan base grew. In the winter of 1969, the
group starting to work on their first LP, "Blood, Sweat and Tears," in New York. The band was given about 10 days to finish
the album in the CBS studio and it was the first time the band had ever been in a proper studio. By this point, the band had
so much material that it made sense to make a double album. It was agreed that they could make a double album if the royalties
were split with Columbia Records. After the release of the album, the band was played on radio stations and ended up becoming
a huge success on the top of charts for an extended period of time. As their success grew, the band decided to shorten its
name to Chicago instead of Chicago Transit Authority. Chicago began to tour the world and found Europe keen to embrace their
The breakthrough moment for Chicago is when the group decided to release its
first album as a double. It enabled a wider audience to hear its sound and led to it hitting and topping the charts. The second
album was dedicated "to the people of revolution and the revolution in all of its forms." It was an album with a more political
edge to it than the last. Chicago thought it was important to think about the way in which it presented itself to the public
and on the second album used a logo only on its cover and each were given a number. The second album sparked Columbia Records
into pushing the band more, which led to even more attention to the previous album as well as the long list of future albums.
Chicago took off to become one of the most recognizable bands in the world that continues to win the hearts of new generations
that are introduced to the decades of music produced by the variations of the band.
Chicago Live Show
Chicago is now nearing 50 years of experience, audience members are going to have an excellent time watching these seasoned
and talented musicians showcase their extraordinary capabilities.
There are a lot of stories
that each and every one of the band members current or past have to share with audiences and media. One of the stories involves
an incident when Cetera was beaten up by Dodger fans in New York, leading to a broken jaw being wired shut. In spite of his
wired jaw, he still went out on tour and sang through his wired clenched teeth. Another interesting story is about why Chicago
numbered their albums instead of giving proper titles. As the story goes, Chicago numbered its albums is to avoid arguing
over what to name it.