Chicago is an older rock and roll band that is still grooving around til this day. The group was formed by six college boys in 1967 while attending DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. The originals of the band were Walter Parazaider on saxophone, Terry Kath on guitar, Danny Seraphine on drums, James Pankow on trombone Lee Loughnane on trumpet and Robert Lamm on keyboard and vocals. Before calling themselves Chicago, they were known as The Big Thing and then Chicago Transit Authority. Once they got themselves more exposed to the public, they were opening for big acts like Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.
The band’s first record was released in 1969, the huge success of the double record Chicago Transit Authority had sold over a million copies just a year after it was out. With Chicago being a popular band from the 70s/80s music era, they have earned many chart successes. Being together for about 50 years, they are one of the most successful rock groups. Among the numerous amount of albums Chicago has created, they have 23 gold, 18 platinum and 8 multi-platinum records. From the course of their career, they have sold over 100 million records. Songs like “You’re the Inspiration,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” and “25 or 6 to 4” will forever favorite hits for most Chicago fans.
Don’t miss out on Chicago at the Austin360 Amphitheater on June 17th
W/ The Doobie Brothers
Saturday, June 17th
Gates at 6:30PM