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Chicago is an American brass-rock ensemble formed 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, by Robert Lamm (vocals, keyboards), Terry Kath (guitar), Walter Parazaider (trombone), James Pankow (trombone), Lee Loughnane (trumpet), Danny Seraphine (drums), and Peter Cetera (bass). Most of the members met as university students and they formed a band named Big Thing. Gaining some success as a covers band, they move to Los Angeles, signed with Columbia records and changed their name to Chicago Transit Authority. Their excellent first release, a self-titled double album, made it to No. 17 on the Billboard 200 album chart, sold over one million copies by 1970, and was awarded a platinum disc. The album contained the hit songs "Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is?", "Beginnings", "Questions 67 and 68" and "I'm a Man", which from the outset captured the band's unique sound and set them on a course to becoming one of the world's most successful and long-serving rock outfits. For their second release, again self titled - as are all their albums, they shortened their name to Chicago. To-date the band has released 24 studio albums, 8 live albums and countless singles. Most critics agree that their earliest work is their best, after which they became somewhat predictable and middle-of-the-road. Outstanding albums include Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, Chigago III, Chicago V, and Live in Japan.
Artist Website: chicagotheband.com
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