Hall of Fame Band CHICAGO Is 50 Today
"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" I do. It's the Golden Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band known as CHICAGO formed on this day, February 15, 1967. They were originally a cover band and used the name "The Big Thing." They were encouraged to change that name to Chicago Transit Authority,. However, there was threat of a lawsuit by the real Chicago Transit Authority so the name was shortened to simply "Chicago." That was only the "Beginning."
The group consisted of Terry Kath (guitar & vocals), Walt Parazaider (sax), James Pankow (trombone), Danny Seraphine (drums), Lee Loughnane (trumpet), Robert Lamm (keyboards & vocals), and Peter Cetera (bass & vocals). Cetera had previously been with a pop-soul group called The Exception.
Happy Anniversary, Chicago. For 50 years they have "Make You Smile."