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Encyclopedia > Chicago (band)
Chicago

Chicago in 2003
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genre(s) Jazz-Rock
Rock
Pop
Years active 1967 - Present
Label(s) Columbia, Warner Bros., Rhino
Website ChicagoTheBand.com
Members
Robert Lamm
James Pankow
Lee Loughnane
Walter Parazaider
Bill Champlin
Jason Scheff
Tris Imboden
Keith Howland
Former members
Terry Kath (1967-1978)
Peter Cetera (1967-1985)
Danny Seraphine (1967-1990)
Laudir DeOliveira (1973-1981)
Donnie Dacus (1978-1979)
Chris Pinnick (1980-1985)
Dawayne Bailey (1986-1995)

Chicago is a pop-rock-blues-jazz-fusion band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. The band began as a politically charged, sometimes experimental rock band and later moved to a softer sound, becoming famous for producing a number of hit ballads. They had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Second only to the Beach Boys, Chicago, in terms of singles and albums, is one of the longest running and most successful U.S. pop/rock and roll groups. [1] According to Billboard, Chicago was the leading U.S. singles charting group during the 1970s. Chicago may mean: Chicago, Illinois, a city in USA Chicago (band), a rock band The University of Chicago Three stations on the Chicago Transit Authoritys L system: Chicago (CTA Brown Line station) Chicago (CTA Red Line station) Chicago (CTA Blue Line station) Chicago house, a genre of electronic dance... Image File history File links Chicago2003. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jazz fusion (sometimes referred to simply as fusion) is a musical genre that loosely encompasses the merging of jazz with other styles, particularly rock, funk, R&B, and world music. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ... Robert William Lamm (born October 13, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American keyboardist, singer and songwriter. ... James Carter Pankow (born August 20, 1947 in St. ... Lee Loughnane (pronounced LOCK-nane) (born 21 October 1946, in Elmwood Park, Illinois) is best known for being a founding member and trumpet player for the rock band Chicago. ... Walter Parazaider (born March 14, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois) is best known for being a founding member and saxophone player for the rock band Chicago. ... The popular soulful singer and keyboardist/guitarist Bill Champlin was born on June 21, 1947 in Marin County, California. ... Jason Randolph Scheff (born April 16, 1962 in San Diego, California) is an American bassist, singer and songwriter. ... Tris Imboden (born July 27, 1951) is the current drummer with Chicago. ... Keith Howland (born August 14, 1964 in Silver Spring, Maryland) is an American guitarist and singer. ... Terry Alan Kath (January 31, 1946 – January 23, 1978) born in Chicago, Illinois, was the original guitarist and a founding member of the rock band Chicago. ... Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitar player and producer best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago, before launching a successful solo career. ... Daniel Peter Danny Seraphine (born August 28, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) is an American drummer, record producer, theatrical producer and film producer, best known for being the original drummer and a founding member of the rock group Chicago, a tenure which lasted from February 1967 to May 1990. ... Laudir DeOliviera is a Brazillian percussionist. ... Donnie Dacus (pronounced DAY-cus, born October 12, 1951 in Galena Park, Texas) is an American guitarist and songwriter. ... Chris Pinnick is an American guitarist and songwriter, probably best known for his work with the band Chicago from 1980-1985. ... Dawayne Bailey is an American guitarist who has toured and recorded with Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band and Chicago. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... The Beach Boys, originally the Beech Boys, a small team of four brothers from the south of Poland, emigrated to America in the early 1950s in search of a fortune to be made in the Arizonian logging industry. When it soon became evident they had been the victims of...

Contents

Biography

Beginnings

The band was formed when a group of DePaul University music students began playing a series of late-night jams at clubs on and off campus. They added more members, eventually growing to seven players, and went professional as a cover band called The Big Thing. 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). While gaining some success as a cover band, the group worked on original songs and, in 1968, moved to Los Angeles, California under the guidance of their friend and manager James William Guercio, and signed with Columbia Records. Upon release of their first record in early 1969, the band took a new name, Chicago Transit Authority. DePaul University is a private institution of higher education and research in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th century French priest who valued philanthropy, Saint Vincent de Paul. ... A saxophonist is a musician who plays the saxophone. ... Walter Parazaider (born March 14, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois) is best known for being a founding member and saxophone player for the rock band Chicago. ... A trombonist is a musician who plays the trombone. ... James Carter Pankow (born August 20, 1947 in St. ... The trumpet is a musical instrument in the brass family. ... Lee Loughnane (pronounced LOCK-nane) (born 21 October 1946, in Elmwood Park, Illinois) is best known for being a founding member and trumpet player for the rock band Chicago. ... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... Terry Alan Kath (January 31, 1946 – January 23, 1978) born in Chicago, Illinois, was the original guitarist and a founding member of the rock band Chicago. ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... Robert William Lamm (born October 13, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American keyboardist, singer and songwriter. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... Daniel Peter Danny Seraphine (born August 28, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) is an American drummer, record producer, theatrical producer and film producer, best known for being the original drummer and a founding member of the rock group Chicago, a tenure which lasted from February 1967 to May 1990. ... A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitar player and producer best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago, before launching a successful solo career. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... James William Guercio (born in 1945 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American music producer, musician and songwriter (occasionally credited as Jim Guercio), and is probably best known for his work as the producer of Chicagos early albums. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...


The band's first album, the eponymous The Chicago Transit Authority, was an audacious debut: a sprawling double album (virtually unheard of for a rookie band; only "Freak Out!" by the Mothers of Invention preceded it) that included jazzy instrumentals, extended jams featuring Latin percussion, and experimental, feedback-laden guitar abstraction. The album began to receive heavy airplay on the newly popular FM radio band; it included a number of pop-rock gems — "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", "Beginnings", and "Questions 67 and 68" — which would later be edited to a radio-friendly length, released as singles, and eventually become rock radio staples. The Chicago Transit Authority is the first and eponymous album by the Chicago-based rock band Chicago (at the time, the band was named Chicago Transit Authority). ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? is a song written and sung by Robert Lamm for the rock band Chicago and recorded for their debut album The Chicago Transit Authority (1969). ... Beginnings is a song written by Robert Lamm for the rock band Chicago and recorded for their debut album The Chicago Transit Authority (1969). ... Questions 67 and 68 is a song written by Robert Lamm for the rock band Chicago and recorded for their debut album The Chicago Transit Authority (1969), with Peter Cetera singing lead vocals. ...


Soon after the album's release, the band's name was shortened to simply Chicago, when the actual Chicago Transit Authority threatened legal action. Chicago Transit Authority, also known as CTA, is the operator of mass transit within the City of Chicago, Illinois. ...


Chicago's heyday

The band's popularity exploded with the release of their second album, another double-LP set, which included several top-40 hits. This second album, titled Chicago (also known as Chicago II), was the group's breakthrough album. The centerpiece track was a thirteen-minute suite composed by James Pankow called "Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon" (the structure of this suite was inspired by Pankow's love for classical music). The suite yielded two top ten hits, the crescendo-filled "Make Me Smile" and prom-ready ballad "Colour My World", both sung soulfully by Terry Kath. Among the other popular tracks on the album: Robert Lamm's dynamic but cryptic wah-wah-buttressed "25 or 6 to 4" (sung by Peter Cetera), and the lengthy war protest song "It Better End Soon." With that, the pattern had been set: the band, ever prolific, recorded and released music at a rate of more than two LP discs per year from their third album in 1971 through the 1970s. During this period, the group's album titles invariably consisted of the band's name followed by a Roman numeral indicating the the album's sequence in the group's canon, a naming pattern that lent an encyclopedic aura to the band's work. (The two exceptions to this scheme were the band's fourth album, a live boxed set entitled Chicago at Carnegie Hall and their twelfth album Hot Streets. While the live album, itself, did not bear a number, each of the four discs within the set was numbered Volumes I through IV.) Chicago is the second album by Chicago-based rock band Chicago. ... In music, a suite is an organized set of instrumental or orchestral pieces normally performed at a single sitting, as a separate musical performance, not accompanying an opera, ballet, or theater-piece. ... Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon (aka The Ballet and Make Me Smile Medley), a nearly 15-minute song cycle/suite from Chicagos 1970 album Chicago II, is the groups first attempt at a long-format multi-part work. ... Crescendo may mean: In musical notation, crescendo refers to a passage of music during which the volume gradually increases. ... Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon (aka The Ballet and Make Me Smile Medley), a nearly 15-minute song cycle/suite from Chicagos 1970 album Chicago II, was the groups first attempt at a long-format multi-part work. ... “Prom Queen” redirects here. ... Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon (aka The Ballet and Make Me Smile Medley), a nearly thirteen-minute song cycle/suite from Chicagos 1970 album Chicago II, was the groups first attempt at a long-format multi-part work. ... Seventh release by Manchester indie rock group, James. ... Along Comes a Woman (1985) 25 or 6 to 4 / One More Day (1986) Will You Still Love Me? (1986) 25 or 6 to 4 is a song written by Robert Lamm for the rock band Chicago. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The system of Roman numerals is a numeral system originating in ancient Rome, and was adapted from Etruscan numerals. ... Chicago at Carnegie Hall Volumes I, II, III and IV is the first live album by American band Chicago and was initially released in 1971 as a four LP vinyl box set on Columbia Records. ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ...


In 1971, Chicago released the ambitious quadruple-album live set, Chicago at Carnegie Hall Volumes I, II, III, and IV, consisting of live performances, mostly of music from their first three albums, from a week-long run at the famous venue (along with the James Gang in 1969, one of the few rock bands to play the historic concert hall since the Beatles performed there on February 12, 1964). The performances and sound quality were judged sub-par; in fact, one group member went on record to say that "the horn section sounded like kazoos." The packaging of the album also contained some rather strident political messaging about how "We [youth] can change The System," including massive wall posters and voter registration information. Nevertheless, Chicago at Carnegie Hall went on to become the best-selling box set by a rock act, and held that distinction for 15 years. Chicago at Carnegie Hall Volumes I, II, III and IV is the first live album by American band Chicago and was initially released in 1971 as a four LP vinyl box set on Columbia Records. ... Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... In a symphony orchestra the horn section is the group of musicians who play the horn (sometimes referred to as the French horn). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The group bounced back in 1972 with their first single-disc release, Chicago V, a diverse set that reached number one on both the Billboard pop and jazz albums charts and yielded the Robert Lamm-composed-and-sung radio hit and perennial fan favorite "Saturday in the Park", which mixed everyday life and political yearning in a more subtle way. Chicago would long open their concerts with the hit song. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chicago V is the fifth album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1972. ... Saturday in the Park is a song composed for the group Chicago by singer/keyboardist Robert Lamm. ...


In 1973 the group's manager, Guercio, produced and directed Electra Glide in Blue, a movie about an Arizona motorcycle policeman. The movie starred Robert Blake, and featured Cetera, Kath, Loughnane, and Parazaider in supporting roles. The group also appeared prominently on the movie's soundtrack. For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Electra Glide in Blue is a 1973 film starring Robert Blake as a motorcycle cop in Arizona. ... Robert Blake on the cover of the Baretta Season 1 DVD set. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ...


Other successful albums and singles followed in each of the succeeding years. 1973's Chicago VI topped the charts buoyed by hits "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" and "Just You 'N' Me"; it was also the first of several albums to include Brazilian jazz percussionist Laudir DeOliveira. Chicago VII, the band's double-disc 1974 release, featured the Cetera-composed "Wishing You Were Here", sung by Terry Kath with background vocals by Cetera and The Beach Boys and some fusion jazz. Chicago VII also provided one of the group's enduring signature tunes, the anthemic "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long," which started with as a soft ballad and culminated in a hard-rock conclusion featuring Terry Kath's electric guitar soloing against the Chicago horn section. "Happy Man," another song from Chicago VII, was also a popular favorite on FM radio. Their 1975 release, Chicago VIII, featured the political allegory "Harry Truman" and the nostalgic Pankow-composed "Old Days". That summer also saw a very successful joint tour across America with The Beach Boys, with each act performing some of the other's material. The concert at the time was considered one of the highest grossing of all time. Chicago VI is the sixth album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1973. ... Feelin Stronger Every Day is a song written by Peter Cetera and James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VI (1973). ... Just You N Me is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VI (1973), with Peter Cetera singing lead vocals. ... Laudir DeOliviera is a Brazillian percussionist. ... Chicago VII is the seventh album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1974. ... Wishing You Were Here is a song written by Peter Cetera for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VII (1974), with lead vocals by Terry Kath. ... First formed in 1961, The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band that gained popularity for their close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California youth culture of surfing, girls and cars. ... (Ive Been) Searchin So Long is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VII (1974). ... Chicago VIII is the eighth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1975. ... Harry Truman is a song written by Robert Lamm for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VIII (1975), with lead vocals by Lamm. ... Old Days is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VIII (1975), with lead vocals by Peter Cetera. ... The Beach Boys, originally the Beech Boys, a small team of four brothers from the south of Poland, emigrated to America in the early 1950s in search of a fortune to be made in the Arizonian logging industry. When it soon became evident they had been the victims of...


Chicago gave a concert in Mèxico City in 1975 at the Auditorio Nacional highly appreciated by the attendants in spite of the fact that the Mexican press later reviewed it not as one of the band’s best concerts ever presumably for not being 'in good shape'. The tickets for the concert sold so fast that thousands of people were not able to get in, so Terry Kath asked those inside to applaud for those standing outside. Carmen Romano de Lòpez Portillo, the wife of Mèxico's then-President Josè Lòpez Portillo, is said to have been among the attendants, on the first row. [citation needed]


But for all their effort, none of their singles went to number one until Chicago X in 1976, when Cetera's slow, exquisite ballad "If You Leave Me Now" climbed to the top of the charts. The song also won Chicago their only Grammy award, for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group in 1977. Ironically, the tune almost did not make the cut for the album; "If You Leave Me Now" was recorded at the very last minute. The huge success of the song would foreshadow a later reliance on ballads that would typecast the group on radio, despite the presence of ballads on all the previous albums. The group's 1977 release, Chicago XI, was another big success for the band; it included Cetera's hit ballad "Baby, What a Big Surprise" which became one of the group's last big hits of the decade. Chicago X is the tenth album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1976. ... If You Leave Me Now is the title of a popular hit ballad by the American rock group Chicago, from their album Chicago X. It was written and sung by bass guitar player Peter Cetera and released as a single in July 1976. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1966. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Chicago XI is the eleventh album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1977. ... Baby, What A Big Surprise is a song written by Peter Cetera for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago XI (1977), with Cetera singing lead vocals. ...


Time of transition

1978 was a tragic and transitional year for Chicago. The year began with an acrimonious split with long-time manager James William Guercio. Then, in late January, guitarist/singer/songwriter/group co-founder Terry Kath died of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound (reportedly incurred while cleaning his gun), delivering a devastating blow to the band. Another version describes Kath's drunken last words to the band: "Don't worry, guys. It isn't even loaded. See?" Kath was the group's leader onstage, and for many longtime fans, its musical soul. Terry Kath's stunning death could have meant the end for Chicago, but encouraged by friends and admirers such as Doc Severinsen, the group held fast and soldiered on. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Terry Alan Kath (January 31, 1946 – January 23, 1978) born in Chicago, Illinois, was the original guitarist and a founding member of the rock band Chicago. ... A Browning 9 millimeter Hi-Power Ordnance pistol of the French Navy, 19th century, using a Percussion cap mechanism Derringers were small and easily hidden. ...


After auditioning over 30 potential replacements for Terry Kath, Chicago added guitarist/singer/songwriter Donnie Dacus, who joined the band in the summer of 1978, just in time for the Hot Streets album and its lead-off single "Alive Again". The group was briefly re-energized by Dacus, whose long blond hair and rock star stage presence seemingly overshadowed his musical abilities. The kinetic Dacus may have been out of character for the normally laid-back Chicago, but he could sing and play, and the band responded by delivering some of their tightest live performances ever. Hot Streets was Chicago's first album with an actual title rather than a number, a move that was seen by many as a way to indicate the band had changed following Kath's death. To a degree, the band returned to the old naming scheme on its subsquent releases, although titles would now bear Arabic numerals rather than Roman numerals. The release of Hot Streets also marked a move somewhat away from the jazz-rock direction favored by Kath and towards more pop songs and ballads. Unfortunately, Dacus didn't last long, staying with the band through the 1979 album Chicago 13. (Dacus is also featured in a promotional video on the DVD included in the Rhino Records Chicago box set from 2004.) Donnie Dacus (pronounced DAY-cus, born October 12, 1951 in Galena Park, Texas) is an American guitarist and songwriter. ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Alive Again is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Hot Streets (1978), with Peter Cetera singing lead vocals. ... For other uses, see Arabic numerals (disambiguation). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Chicago 13 is the thirteenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1979. ...


The second major phase of the band's career took off in 1981 with a new producer (David Foster), a new label (Warner Brothers), and the addition of keyboardist/guitarist/singer Bill Champlin and guitarist Chris Pinnick; percussionist Laudir DeOliveira also departed at this time. Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... For other persons named David Foster, see David Foster (disambiguation). ... Warner Bros. ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... The popular soulful singer and keyboardist/guitarist Bill Champlin was born on June 21, 1947 in Marin County, California. ... Chris Pinnick is an American guitarist and songwriter, probably best known for his work with the band Chicago from 1980-1985. ...


Foster brought in top studio musicians for some of the tracks on Chicago 16 (including the core members of Toto), and Chicago once again topped the charts with the single "Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away". This was followed up by a song that barely missed the top 20, "Love Me Tomorrow." The following album, Chicago 17, became the biggest selling album of the band's history, producing two more Top Ten singles ("You're the Inspiration" and "Hard Habit to Break") and two other singles ("Stay The Night" and "Along Comes a Woman") which charted in the top 20. Chicago 16 is the sixteenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1982. ... Toto (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Grammy Award winning American rock band that was founded in 1976[1] by some of the most popular and experienced session musicians of the era. ... Hard to Say Im Sorry is a power ballad performed by the American rock group Chicago, written by bandmate Peter Cetera from the album Chicago 16, in 1982. ... Love Me Tomorrow is a song written by Peter Cetera and David Foster for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago 16 (1982), with Cetera singing lead vocals. ... Chicago 17 is the seventeenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1984. ... Youre the Inspiration is a song written by Peter Cetera and David Foster for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago 17 (1984), with Cetera singing lead vocals. ... Hard Habit to Break is a song written by Steve Kipner and Jon Parker and recorded by the group Chicago for their 1984 album Chicago 17, with Bill Champlin and Peter Cetera sharing lead vocals. ... This song has not been released yet, and there is good evidence to support that it is no longer being considered as a single at this point, but has faced a turbelent battle in its quest to become a single. ... Along Comes a Woman is a song written by Peter Cetera and Mark Goldenberg for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago 17 (1984), with Cetera singing lead vocals. ...


But a conflict arose as to which direction the band was taking due to Cetera's increasing focus on slow ballads. That, plus the pressure of launching a solo career while supporting the band's concert schedule, caused Cetera to leave the band in 1985. Although other band members (including Lamm and Champlin) have released solo material, Cetera has proved the most successful, topping the pop charts with The Karate Kid, Part II theme song "Glory of Love," and also with a duet with Amy Grant, "The Next Time I Fall." This article is about the year. ... The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) is a Hollywood adventure-drama movie and is a sequel to The Karate Kid. ... Glory of Love is a popular song written by Peter Cetera, David Foster and Diane Nini, and recorded by Cetera shortly after he left the band Chicago to pursue a solo career. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Next Time I Fall is a popular song written by Bobby Caldwell and Paul Gordon, recorded as a duet by Peter Cetera and Amy Grant for Ceteras 1986 album Solitude/Solitaire. ...


The post-Cetera era

Cetera was replaced by bassist/singer Jason Scheff, who joined the band for the final Foster-produced album Chicago 18. This album was not as commercially successful as the previous two, but still produced the #3 single "Will You Still Love Me?", a Top 5 Adult Contemporary song ("If She Would Have Been Faithful..."), and also a high-tech and highly programmed version of "25 Or 6 To 4" with a concept video that got a lot of airplay on MTV. Soon after the album was recorded, the band hired the talented Dawayne Bailey from Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band. Bailey and Scheff had previously played in bands together, so Scheff introduced Bailey to the band in time for the Chicago 18 tour (Scheff and Bailey's first concert with Chicago took place on Friday Oct 17, 1986 in Rockford, Illinois). A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... Jason Randolph Scheff (born April 16, 1962 in San Diego, California) is an American bassist, singer and songwriter. ... Chicago 18 is the eighteenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1986. ... Will You Still Love Me? is a song written by David Foster, Tom Keane and Richard Baskin for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago 18 (1986). ... If She Would Have Been Faithful. ... Dawayne Bailey is an American guitarist who has toured and recorded with Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band and Chicago. ... Robert Clark Seger (born May 6, 1945) is a Rock and Roll singer, songwriter, and musician from Michigan. ...

Chicago playing in Queenstown, New Zealand.

In 1988, the band replaced producer Foster with Ron Nevison and Chas Sanford, and they topped the charts again with the Diane Warren-composed single, "Look Away" from the album Chicago 19. The album also yielded three more Top 10 hits. Chicago 19 was followed in short order by Greatest Hits 1982-1989, which included the hit "What Kind Of Man Would I Be?," a slightly remixed tune originally included on 19. During 1989, Chicago did a reprise joint concert tour with The Beach Boys. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (912x240, 57 KB) Chicago playing at the Millbrook resort in Queenstown, New Zealand on 31 January 2004. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (912x240, 57 KB) Chicago playing at the Millbrook resort in Queenstown, New Zealand on 31 January 2004. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Diane Warren (Born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... Look Away is the name of a song written by Diane Warren. ... Chicago 19 is the nineteenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1988. ... Greatest Hits 1982-1989 is the third greatest hits album by American rock band Chicago and released in 1989. ... What Kind Of Man Would I Be? is the name of a song written by Jason Scheff, Chas Sandford and Bobby Caldwell and recorded by the band Chicago for their 1988 album Chicago 19. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


The band continued in the decade of the 1990s, even though their popularity began to decline. There was also another personnel change: founding member Danny Seraphine was fired by the band in 1990 and was replaced by ace session drummer Tris Imboden, who first appeared on the 1991 album Twenty 1. Imboden was well-known in the industry as the longtime drummer for Kenny Loggins. On a happier note, Chicago was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 23, 1992. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... Tris Imboden (born July 27, 1951) is the current drummer with Chicago. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Twenty 1 is the twenty-first album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1991. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1992 and 1993, Chicago wrote and recorded their 22nd album, Stone of Sisyphus. Their record company at the time, Reprise [Warner Music Group], was unhappy with the finished result, and thus the album was never released officially, although in succeeding years bootleg recordings of the album have surfaced worldwide, including over the Internet. It is also rumored that the label would not release the album as a result of being unable to reach a licensing agreement with band management over the back catalog. Selected tracks from the unreleased album have since been officially released on four international compilation greatest hits CDs and the Rhino Records box set, and four were re-recorded for band members' solo albums. One track, "The Pull", was performed live during their 1992 appearance at the Greek Theatre (taped for PBS, and released on video in 1993). Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Starting on their 1994 tour, Chicago attempted to merge their unique sound with Big Band music for the 1995 album Night & Day Big Band, which consisted of covers of songs originally recorded by Sarah Vaughan, Glenn Miller, and Duke Ellington (from whom the album mainly got its inspiration). Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Night & Day Big Band is an album by American rock band Chicago that was released in 1995. ... Sarah Lois Vaughan (nicknamed Sassy and The Divine One) (March 27, 1924, Newark, New Jersey – April 3, 1990, Los Angeles, California) was an American jazz singer, described as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century [1]. // Sarah Vaughans father, Asbury Jake Vaughan, was a carpenter and amateur... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. ...


Keith Howland joined the band as guitarist in 1995 to replace the departed Dawayne Bailey. Keith Howland (born August 14, 1964 in Silver Spring, Maryland) is an American guitarist and singer. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Dawayne Bailey is an American guitarist who has toured and recorded with Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band and Chicago. ...


During a Los Angeles concert in 1997, Chicago teamed up with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra to perform a James Pankow/Dwight Mikelson orchestral arrangement of Pankow's rock epic "Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon". Also during this year, the group released The Heart of Chicago 1967-1997, a compilation album which went gold and yielded the #1 Adult Contemporary hit "Here in My Heart." Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Hollywood Bowl in 2005. ... The Heart of Chicago 1967-1997 is a greatest hits album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1997. ...


In 1998, Chicago released Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album, which mixed traditional holiday favorites with original compositions. It went gold in the US. (The album was re-released with additional tracks in 2003, under the title What's It Gonna Be, Santa?) Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


The band released a live album in 1999, Chicago XXVI, which included only two of the many songs Cetera helped to write while in the group. In 2000, the group (minus Cetera) had the opportunity to tell their story in an episode of VH1's Behind The Music. This included gems such as Pankow relating this story from the early 1980s: "One record company said 'Man, if you get rid of the horn section, we'll sign ya... That's like tellin' Elton John to get rid of the piano." The show, however, was not without its difficulties. The episode put more emphasis on the tragic death of Terry Kath than their entire career combined. Cetera completely disowned the special and went so far as to not allow VH1 to use any of the songs he composed for the band, even declining to be interviewed (although stock news footage of a Cetera interview does appear). This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ...


Chicago today

Chicago in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, 2005.

Despite the personnel changes over the years, the group still keeps active four decades after its founding. They are one of the few major rock groups that has never broken up or even taken an extended hiatus, although with original frontmen Kath and Cetera long gone, the group sometimes seems like an ensemble calling itself Chicago (this problem is encountered by many aging rock groups and is not unique to Chicago). Nevertheless, four of the six founding members (major songwriters Lamm and Pankow, plus Loughnane and Parazaider) remain to this day providing continuity, while Bill Champlin has put in over 25 years with the band, Jason Scheff over 20, Tris Imboden with 15 and Keith Howland having 11. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x647, 259 KB)Dwight McCann,http://dwightmccann. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x647, 259 KB)Dwight McCann,http://dwightmccann. ...


As a new century turned, the band licensed their entire recorded output to Rhino Records (after years with Columbia Records and Warner Brothers as well as their own short-lived label). In 2002 Rhino released a two-disc compilation, The Very Best of Chicago: Only The Beginning, which spans the band's entire career. Rhino has also begun releasing new versions of most of the band's albums, each including several bonus tracks; and in 2005 they released a compilation entitled Love Songs. Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Love Songs is a compilation album of romantic songs by American rock band Chicago and was released in 2005 through Rhino Records. ...


Chicago continues to appear in big and small venues world-wide. In 2004-2005 they toured jointly with the band Earth, Wind & Fire; a DVD recorded during that tour, Chicago/Earth, Wind & Fire - Live at the Greek Theatre, was certified platinum just two months after its release. Earth, Wind & Fire is a world-renowned American band which fuses different genres of music, formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1969 and is led and founded by Maurice White. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... Chicago / Earth, Wind & Fire - Live at the Greek Theatre is a live concert DVD recorded by American rock bands Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire at the conclusion of their joint tour in 2004. ...


In 2006 the group released their first all-new studio album since Twenty 1, entitled Chicago XXX, on March 21, 2006. Two songs from this album, "Feel" and "Caroline" were performed live during Chicago's Fall 2005 tour; the studio recording of "Feel" debuted on WPLJ radio in New York in November, 2005. "Feel" was the first single released from the new album. "Love Will Come Back" was the second single released from XXX. The album was produced by Rascal Flatts bassist Jay Demarcus, who is a friend of Chicago bassist Jason Scheff. Seven of the 12 tracks on XXX were co-written by Scheff. Some fans of the band were critical of the slick-as-glass production approach, where many Nashville-based session players performed the music tracks, sidelining the band's own players. Twenty 1 is the twenty-first album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1991. ... Chicago XXX is the latest studio album by the American rock/pop band Chicago, released on March 21, 2006. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WPLJ (95. ...


While Chicago XXX did manage to debut at No. 41 on the US album chart besting some other weaker entries including Chicago XIV (July 1980) which hit US #71 and Twenty 1 (January 1991) which went to US #66, it only remained in the top 200 for two weeks and is considered a commercial failure.


During March 2006 Chicago made a multi-week appearance at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, which was repeated in May of the same year. In July 2006 the band made a series of US appearances with Huey Lewis & the News. Highlights of that tour included Chicago's Bill Champlin performing with Huey Lewis & the News on a couple of songs, members of Huey Lewis & the News contributing to Chicago's percussion-laden song, "I'm A Man," and Huey Lewis singing the lead vocal on Chicago's "Colour My World." Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... “MGM Grand” redirects here. ... Huey Lewis & the News is a Grammy winning and Academy Award nominated US rock band based in San Francisco, California. ...


At the end of 2006, the band played at CD USA's New Year's Eve party on Fremont Street in Las Vegas. Chicago is co-headlining the summer of 2007 with the band America. The hits CDs continue as October 2 will see yet another compilation release, "The Best of Chicago 40th Anniversary." CD USA, which debuted in 2006, is an American music television show airing exclusively on DirecTVs The 101 network in the United States. ... America is an English-American folk rock band, originally comprised of members Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek. ...


Discography

Main article: Chicago discography

Chicago has produced an extensive collection of recordings during their long career. ...

Official albums

The Chicago Transit Authority is the first and eponymous album by the Chicago-based rock band Chicago (at the time, the band was named Chicago Transit Authority). ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Chicago is the second album by Chicago-based rock band Chicago. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chicago III is the third album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1971. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Chicago at Carnegie Hall Volumes I, II, III and IV is the first live album by American band Chicago and was initially released in 1971 as a four LP vinyl box set on Columbia Records. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Chicago V is the fifth album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1972. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chicago VI is the sixth album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1973. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Chicago VII is the seventh album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1974. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Chicago VIII is the eighth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1975. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chicago IX - Chicagos Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1975. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chicago X is the tenth album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1976. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chicago XI is the eleventh album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1977. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Chicago 13 is the thirteenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1979. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Chicago XIV is the fourteenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1980. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Greatest Hits, Volume II is the second greatest hits album by American rock band Chicago - their fifteenth overall - and was released in 1981. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Chicago 16 is the sixteenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1982. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Chicago 17 is the seventeenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1984. ... This article is about the year. ... Chicago 18 is the eighteenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1986. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Chicago 19 is the nineteenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1988. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Greatest Hits 1982-1989 is the third greatest hits album by American rock band Chicago and released in 1989. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Twenty 1 is the twenty-first album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1991. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Night & Day Big Band is an album by American rock band Chicago that was released in 1995. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Heart of Chicago 1967-1997 is a greatest hits album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1997. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Heart of Chicago 1967-1998 Volume II is a greatest hits album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1998. ... 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Official albums released in Quadraphonic

4 channels quadraphonic label Quadraphonic sound uses four channels in which speakers are positioned at all four corners of the listening space, reproducing signals that are independent of each other. ... The Chicago Transit Authority is the first and eponymous album by the Chicago-based rock band Chicago (at the time, the band was named Chicago Transit Authority). ... Chicago is the second album by Chicago-based rock band Chicago. ... Chicago III is the third album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1971. ... Chicago V is the fifth album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1972. ... Chicago VI is the sixth album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1973. ... Chicago VII is the seventh album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1974. ... Chicago VIII is the eighth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1975. ... Chicago IX - Chicagos Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1975. ... Chicago X is the tenth album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1976. ...

Album Imports

The following albums are listed as "Imports" by Chicago in the official discography on their website:

  1. Chicago: If You Leave Me Now
  2. Live in Japan
  3. Chicago: Overtime (Canadian release)
  4. Chicago: 25 Years of Gold (Australian release)
  5. The Very Best of Chicago (European release)
  6. The Heart of Chicago: 1967-1981, 30th Anniversary (Japanese Release)
  7. The Heart of Chicago: 1982-1997, 30th Anniversary (Japanese Release)

Live in Japan is a 1975 live album by American rock band Chicago. ...

Re-release

  1. What's It Gonna Be, Santa? (October 2003 re-release of Chicago XXV with six additional tracks) US #102

Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Unreleased album

  1. Stone of Sisyphus (1994)

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Unofficial release

The following compilation was released by Columbia Records after the band changed labels; it is not acknowledged by Chicago in the official discography on their website: Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ...

  1. Take Me Back to Chicago (1985)

Take Me Back to Chicago is possibly the only album by the American Pop-Rock band Chicago that has been legitimately released within the United States on a label to whom they were under contract which does not fit into the general Roman Numeral numbering system of Chicago albums (from... This article is about the year. ...

Unnumbered release

The following box set was released by Columbia Records after the band changed labels; it is officially acknowledged by Chicago but is not considered part of the numbered album chronology:

  1. Group Portrait (1991)

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Official singles

Title US
Hot 100
Label/Number Released Lead vocalist B side Album
"Questions 67 and 68" #71 Columbia 44909 July 1969 Cetera/Lamm "Listen" The Chicago Transit Authority
"Beginnings" - Columbia 45011 October 1969 Lamm "Poem 58" The Chicago Transit Authority
"Make Me Smile" #9 Columbia 45127 March 1970 Kath "Colour My World" Chicago
"25 or 6 to 4" #4
(UK#7)
Columbia 45194 June 1970 Cetera "Where Do We Go From Here" Chicago
"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" #7 Columbia 45264 October 1970 Lamm "Listen" The Chicago Transit Authority
"Free" #20 Columbia 45331 February 1971 Kath "Free Country" Chicago III
"Lowdown" #35 Columbia 45370 April 1971 Cetera "Loneliness Is Just A Word" Chicago III
"Beginnings" #7 Columbia 45417 June 1971 Lamm "Colour My World"
"Questions 67 and 68" #24
(UK#8)
Columbia 45467 September 1971 Cetera/Lamm "I'm a Man"
"Saturday in the Park" #3 Columbia 45657 July 1972 Lamm/Cetera "Alma Mater" Chicago V
"Dialogue (Part I & II)" #24 Columbia 45717 October 1972 Kath/Cetera "Now That You're Gone" Chicago V
"Feelin' Stronger Every Day" #10 Columbia 45880 June 1973 Cetera "Jenny" Chicago VI
"Just You 'N' Me" #4 Columbia 45933 September 1973 Cetera "Critic's Choice" Chicago VI
"(I've Been) Searchin' So Long" #9 Columbia 46020 February 1974 Cetera "Byblos" Chicago VII
"Call On Me" #6 Columbia 46062 June 1974 Cetera "Prelude To Aire" Chicago VII
"Wishing You Were Here" #11 Columbia 10049 October 1974 Kath/Cetera "Life Saver" Chicago VII
"Harry Truman" #13 Columbia 10092 February 1975 Lamm "Till We Meet Again" Chicago VIII
"Old Days" #5 Columbia 10131 April 1975 Cetera "Hideaway" Chicago VIII
"Brand New Love Affair (Part I & II)" #61 Columbia 10200 August 1975 Kath/Cetera "Hideaway" Chicago VIII
"Another Rainy Day In New York City" #32 Columbia 10360 June 1976 Cetera "Hope For Love" Chicago X
"If You Leave Me Now" #1
(UK#1)
Columbia 10390 July 1976 Cetera "Together Again" Chicago X
"You Are On My Mind" #49 Columbia 10523 March 1977 Pankow "Gently I'll Wake You" Chicago X
"Baby, What a Big Surprise" #4
(UK#41)
Columbia 10620 September 1977 Cetera "Takin’ It On Uptown" Chicago XI
"Little One" #44 Columbia 10683 January 1978 Kath "Till The End Of Time" Chicago XI
"Take Me Back To Chicago" #63 Columbia 10737 May 1978 Lamm "Policeman" Chicago XI
"Alive Again" #14 Columbia 10845 October 1978 Cetera/Dacus "Love Was New" Hot Streets
"No Tell Lover" #14 Columbia 10879 December 1978 Cetera "Take A Chance" Hot Streets
"Gone Long Gone" #73 Columbia 10935 March 1979 Cetera "The Greatest Love On Earth" Hot Streets
"Must Have Been Crazy" #83 Columbia 11061 August 1979 Dacus "Closer To You" Chicago XIII
"Street Player" - Columbia 11138 October 1979 Cetera "Window Dreamin'" Chicago XIII
"Song For You" - Columbia 11341 July 1980 Cetera "I’d Rather Be Rich" Chicago XIV
"Thunder And Lightning" #56 Columbia 11345 August 1980 Cetera/Lamm "I’d Rather Be Rich" Chicago XIV
"Song For You" - Columbia 11376 September 1980 Cetera "The American Dream" Chicago XIV
"Hard to Say I'm Sorry" #1
(UK#4)
Full Moon/Warner 29979 May 1982 Cetera "Sonny Think Twice" Chicago 16
"Love Me Tomorrow" #22 Full Moon/Warner 29911 September 1982 Cetera "Bad Advice" Chicago 16
"What You're Missing" #81 Full Moon/Warner 29798 January 1983 Cetera "Rescue You" Chicago 16
"Stay the Night" #16 Full Moon/Warner 29306 April 1984 Cetera "Only You" Chicago 17
"Hard Habit to Break" #3
(UK#8)
Full Moon/Warner 29214 July 1984 Cetera/Champlin "Remember The Feeling" Chicago 17
"You're the Inspiration" #3
(UK#14)
Full Moon/Warner 29126 November 1984 Cetera "Once In A Lifetime" Chicago 17
"Along Comes a Woman" #14
(UK#96)
Full Moon/Warner 29082 February 1985 Cetera "We Can Stop The Hurtin'" Chicago 17
"25 or 6 to 4 (remix)" #48 Full Moon/Warner 28628 August 1986 Scheff "One More Day" Chicago 18
"Will You Still Love Me?" #3 Full Moon/Warner 28512 October 1986 Scheff/Champlin "25 Or 6 To 4" Chicago 18
"If She Would Have Been Faithful..." #17 Full Moon/Warner 28424 March 1987 Scheff/Champlin "Forever" Chicago 18
"Niagara Falls" #91 Full Moon/Warner 28283 June 1987 Scheff "I Believe" Chicago 18
"I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" #3 Full Moon/Reprise 27855 May 1988 Champlin "I Stand Up" Chicago 19
"Look Away" #1
(UK#77)
Full Moon/Reprise 27766 September 1988 Champlin "Come In From The Night" Chicago 19
"You're Not Alone" #10 Full Moon/Reprise 27757 January 1989 Champlin "It’s Alright" Chicago 19
"We Can Last Forever" #55 Full Moon/Reprise 22985 April 1989 Scheff "One More Day" Chicago 19
"What Kind Of Man Would I Be?" #5 Full Moon/Reprise 22741 November 1989 Scheff "25 Or 6 To 4" Chicago 19
"Hearts In Trouble" #75 DGC 19679 July 1990 Champlin "Car Building"
"Chasin' the Wind" #39 Reprise 19466 January 1991 Champlin "Only Time Can Heal The Wounded" Twenty 1
"You Come To My Senses" - Reprise 19205 June 1991 Scheff "Who Do You Love" Twenty 1
"Here In My Heart" #59 Reprise April 1997 Champlin album cut The Heart of Chicago 1967-1997
"The Only One" - Reprise October 1997 Lamm/Champlin
Scheff/Lenny Kravitz
album cut The Heart of Chicago 1967-1997
"All Roads Lead to You" - Reprise June 1998 Lamm/Champlin
album cut The Heart of Chicago 1967-1998 Volume II
"Show Me a Sign" - Reprise April 1999 Scheff album cut The Heart of Chicago 1967-1998 Volume II
"Feel" Rhino February 2006 Lamm album cut Chicago XXX
"Love Will Come Back" - Rhino May 2006 Scheff/Champlin album cut Chicago XXX
  • the B-side "I'm A Man" charted separately in the U.S. at #49
  • ○:exclusive download on iTunes Music Store/February 2006 US AC Chart #19

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Chicago is the second album by Chicago-based rock band Chicago. ... Along Comes a Woman (1985) 25 or 6 to 4 / One More Day (1986) Will You Still Love Me? (1986) 25 or 6 to 4 is a song written by Robert Lamm for the rock band Chicago. ... Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? is a song written and sung by Robert Lamm for the rock band Chicago and recorded for their debut album The Chicago Transit Authority (1969). ... Free is a song written by Robert Lamm for the rock band Chicago and recorded for their third album Chicago III (1971), with Terry Kath singing lead vocals. ... Chicago III is the third album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1971. ... Lowdown is a song written by Peter Cetera and Danny Seraphine for the rock band Chicago and recorded for their third album Chicago III (1971). ... Chicago singles chronology Beginnings / Colour My World (1971) Questions 67 and 68 / Im A Man (1971) Saturday in the Park (1972) Im A Man is a song written by Spencer Davis Group singer-songwriter Steve Winwood and record producer Jimmy Miller. ... Saturday in the Park is a song composed for the group Chicago by singer/keyboardist Robert Lamm. ... Chicago V is the fifth album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1972. ... Dialogue is a song written by Robert Lamm for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago V (1972). ... Feelin Stronger Every Day is a song written by Peter Cetera and James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VI (1973). ... Chicago VI is the sixth album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1973. ... Just You N Me is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VI (1973), with Peter Cetera singing lead vocals. ... (Ive Been) Searchin So Long is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VII (1974). ... Chicago VII is the seventh album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1974. ... Call On Me is a song written by Lee Loughnane for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VII (1974), with Peter Cetera singing lead vocals. ... Wishing You Were Here is a song written by Peter Cetera for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VII (1974), with lead vocals by Terry Kath. ... Harry Truman is a song written by Robert Lamm for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VIII (1975), with lead vocals by Lamm. ... Chicago VIII is the eighth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1975. ... Old Days is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VIII (1975), with lead vocals by Peter Cetera. ... Another Rainy Day In New York City is a song written by Robert Lamm for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago X (1976). ... Chicago X is the tenth album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1976. ... If You Leave Me Now is the title of a popular hit ballad by the American rock group Chicago, from their album Chicago X. It was written and sung by bass guitar player Peter Cetera and released as a single in July 1976. ... Baby, What A Big Surprise is a song written by Peter Cetera for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago XI (1977), with Cetera singing lead vocals. ... Chicago XI is the eleventh album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1977. ... Alive Again is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Hot Streets (1978), with Peter Cetera singing lead vocals. ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... No Tell Lover is a song written by Peter Cetera, Lee Loughnane, and Danny Seraphine for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Hot Streets (1978), with Cetera singing lead vocals. ... Chicago 13 is the thirteenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1979. ... Chicago XIV is the fourteenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1980. ... Hard to Say Im Sorry is a power ballad performed by the American rock group Chicago, written by bandmate Peter Cetera from the album Chicago 16, in 1982. ... Chicago 16 is the sixteenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1982. ... Love Me Tomorrow is a song written by Peter Cetera and David Foster for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago 16 (1982), with Cetera singing lead vocals. ... Stay the Night is a song written by Peter Cetera and David Foster for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago 17 (1984), with Cetera singing lead vocals. ... Chicago 17 is the seventeenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1984. ... Hard Habit to Break is a song written by Steve Kipner and Jon Parker and recorded by the group Chicago for their 1984 album Chicago 17, with Bill Champlin and Peter Cetera sharing lead vocals. ... Youre the Inspiration is a song written by Peter Cetera and David Foster for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago 17 (1984), with Cetera singing lead vocals. ... Along Comes a Woman is a song written by Peter Cetera and Mark Goldenberg for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago 17 (1984), with Cetera singing lead vocals. ... Chicago 18 is the eighteenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1986. ... Will You Still Love Me? is a song written by David Foster, Tom Keane and Richard Baskin for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago 18 (1986). ... If She Would Have Been Faithful. ... I Dont Wanna Live Without Your Love is a song written by Diane Warren and Albert Hammond for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago 19 (1988), with Jason Scheff singing lead vocals. ... Chicago 19 is the nineteenth album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1988. ... Look Away is the name of a song written by Diane Warren. ... Youre Not Alone is the name of a song written by Jim Scott and recorded by the band Chicago for their 1988 album Chicago 19, with Bill Champlin singing lead vocals. ... What Kind Of Man Would I Be? is the name of a song written by Jason Scheff, Chas Sandford and Bobby Caldwell and recorded by the band Chicago for their 1988 album Chicago 19. ... Twenty 1 is the twenty-first album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1991. ... The Heart of Chicago 1967-1997 is a greatest hits album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1997. ... The Heart of Chicago 1967-1998 Volume II is a greatest hits album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1998. ... Chicago XXX is the latest studio album by the American rock/pop band Chicago, released on March 21, 2006. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

DVDs

  • Chicago - And The Band Played On (1992 - Japan Only)
  • Chicago Live At The Greek (1993 - Japan Only)
  • Chicago - RAW
  • Chicago - Rhino Box Set includes DVD
  • Chicago II - Rhino 5.1
  • Chicago V - Rhino 5.1
  • Chicago VII - CBS Records
  • Chicago: Live By Request (2003, A&E Network)
  • Soundstage Presents Chicago - Live In Concert (2004)
  • Chicago/Earth, Wind & Fire - Live at the Greek Theatre (2005)
  • The Heart Of Chicago 1982-1991 : The Videos (Coming Soon)

Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chicago / Earth, Wind & Fire - Live at the Greek Theatre is a live concert DVD recorded by American rock bands Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire at the conclusion of their joint tour in 2004. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Other appearances

From time to time, other artists have contributed to Chicago recordings. Al Green teamed up with Chicago on a live-in-studio version of his early-70's hit "Tired Of Being Alone", a performance which was originally recorded for the band's 1973 ABC-TV special "Chicago In The Rockies" and which later appeared as a bonus track on Rhino's remastered Chicago VI CD release. In 1974, The Pointer Sisters sang backup vocals on "Skinny Boy", the title track from Robert Lamm's first solo album, which also appeared later that same year (with horns added) on Chicago VII. In 1977, Chaka Khan sang backup vocals on "Take Me Back To Chicago" a Danny Seraphine composition from that year's Chicago XI album. In 1978, The Bee Gees added backing vocals to "Little Miss Lovin'", a Peter Cetera-penned rocker from Chicago's Hot Streets album. In 1979, trumpet great Maynard Ferguson performed the trumpet solo on "Street Player", another Danny Seraphine song, from Chicago 13. This article is about the singer. ... The Pointer Sisters was an American vocal group and recording act that achieved great success during the 1970s and 1980s. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is an American singer known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel For You, for her smash hit Im Every Woman and as a member of the funk band Rufus, with whom she recorded the legendary soul record Aint Nobody... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... Walter Maynard Ferguson (May 4, 1928 – August 23, 2006) was a Canadian jazz trumpet player and bandleader. ...


The Chicago horn section performed on the 1969 Three Dog Night album Suitable for Framing on two tracks -- "Feeling Alright" and "Celebrate"; the album cover sends out "Special thanks ... Horns -- Walter, James, and Lee -- Chicago (C.T.A.)". As payback for the Brothers Gibb having appeared on Hot Streets, the horn section also made an appearance on the Bee Gees' 1979 album Spirits Having Flown, and also played on producer David Foster's solo album from 1985. In a symphony orchestra the horn section is the group of musicians who play the horn (sometimes referred to as the French horn). ... Three Dog Night is an American rock and roll band, best known for their work from 1968-1975 but still making live appearances as of 2007. ... Suitable for Framing is the second album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Spirits Having Flown is a Bee Gees album released in 1979. ...


Peter Cetera and Donnie Dacus contributed backing vocals to Billy Joel's 1978 single "My Life", produced by Phil Ramone (who produced Hot Streets and Chicago 13). Peter Cetera appeared on one of Paul Anka's songs, "Hold Me 'Til The Mornin' Comes", in 1983. William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ... My Life is a song by Bill Kima that first appeared on his 2006 album 52nd Street. ... Phil Ramone is a violinist, composer, recording engineer, and innovative record producer born in 1934. ... Paul Albert Anka, OC (born July 30, 1941, in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. ...


Over the years, Chicago has contributed songs to numerous movie soundtracks; examples include:

A cover version of the Chicago song "You're the Inspiration" is featured in the Nintendo DS game Elite Beat Agents. The level follows a young girl dealing with the death of her father. Summer Lovers is a 1982 romantic comedy film writted and directed by Randal Kleiser, starring Peter Gallagher and Daryl Hannah. ... Hard to Say Im Sorry is a power ballad performed by the American rock group Chicago, written by bandmate Peter Cetera from the album Chicago 16, in 1982. ... Two of a Kind is a 1983 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. ... Days of Thunder is an auto racing drama film released in 1990 by producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott. ... My Girl is a 1991 coming-of-age dramatic comedy starring Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky. ... Saturday in the Park is a song composed for the group Chicago by singer/keyboardist Robert Lamm. ... Three Kings is a 1999 American film directed and written by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley about a gold heist. ... If You Leave Me Now is the title of a popular hit ballad by the American rock group Chicago, from their album Chicago X. It was written and sung by bass guitar player Peter Cetera and released as a single in July 1976. ... Little Nicky (2000) is a comedy film written, produced and starring Adam Sandler, Rhys Ifans, Tom Tiny Lister, Jr. ... Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? is a song written and sung by Robert Lamm for the rock band Chicago and recorded for their debut album The Chicago Transit Authority (1969). ... A subliminal message is a signal or message designed to pass below the normal limits of perception. ... Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American comedy/action film directed by Todd Phillips. ... “NDS” redirects here. ... Elite Beat Agents is a rhythm game developed by iNiS for the Nintendo DS. It is a spiritual sequel to Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan, a Japanese rhythm game released in 2005. ...


In the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Bart Oates", Carl sold Chicago shirts in the parking lot of one of Chicago's shows to make money - but due to "them dumbass immigrants I had workin' for me" the shirts read "Chicano" instead. Carl gave the band all the rest of the "Chicano" shirts and $43 in change as reparations. For the movie, see Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


See also

This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ... This is a list of notable bands named after real or fictional places. ...

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