Since this was posted last year, Jason Scheff left the band and was replaced by another Peter Cetera sound alike, Jeff Coffey. Jeff has received high praise for his work as one of the lead singers of the band.
With the fiftieth anniversary of the band looming on the horizon, Chicago has no intention of giving up. Things have changed over the years, but remarkably, the sound remains as vibrant as ever. Terry Kath, keyboards and bass, died of an accidental gun shot wound in 1978. Peter Cetera left the band in 1985 for a solo career. Original drummer Danny Seraphine was dismissed in 1990. There are two sides (or more) to that story. Original sax player Walt Parazaider, oldest of the group, does not make all the shows and is increasingly covered by Ray Hermann. The current lineup as been together quite a while and their most recent album is a winner. Chicago was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
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…
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