Personalities | Chicago | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1967–present)

Starting life as politically savvy jazz-rockers Chicago Transit Authority, the horn-backed septet fronted by bassist-vocalist Peter Cetera and keyboardist-vocalist Robert Lamm morphed into soft-rock balladeers in the mid-1970s, thanks to the transatlantic chart-topping ‘If You Leave Me Now’ (1976). Many buyers would not have connected them with brash, brassy early hits like ‘25 Or 6 To 4’ (1970), but change of musical direction ensured the band played on with many a personnel change into the new millennium.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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