With all the political nonsense I have been seeing on social media and in the so-called news, I thought it would be a good time to reblog this.
A view from Chicago, the band
Chicago has been around a long time. No, I don’t mean the city, I mean the band. In 1967, five guys from DePaul University recruited a sixth from Roosevelt University and started a band known as The Big Thing. Soon they recruited a tenor, moved to California, and changed their name to Chicago Transit Authority. In 1968 they released a self-titled, double album that included some of their biggest hits and led them down the road to a Hall of Fame career. After threat of legal action by the home town transit authority, the band shortened its name and the rest is pop history.
Their pop, rock, jazz infused sound was ground breaking. In an era of bands that included a guitar player, bass player, and a drummer, Chicago’s music majors were letting a trumpet, a trombone and a saxophone lead the way. It was a sound that led to…
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