Chicago is known as a "rock and roll band with horns." They were formed in 1967 in Chicago as a cover band under the name "The Big Thing." After beginning to write their own songs, the group changed their name to "Chicago Transit Authority," eventually shortening it to simply "Chicago." They are considered one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups in history. Chicago is one of the world's best-selling groups of all time, having sold over 100 million records including 23 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums. They have produced 5 number one albums and 21 top-ten singles. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 and original members Peter Cetera, Robert Lamm, and James Pankow were inducted into the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
|James Pankow and Ray Herrmann|
|Robert Lamm, James Pankow, Ray Herrmann, and Wafredo Reyes Jr|
While the line-up for the band has changed several times over their 50 years of performing, three of the original members are still going stronger than ever: keyboardist/vocalist Robert Lamm, trumpeter/vocalist Lee Loughnane, and trombonist James Pankow. Rounding out the group are Ray Herrmann on woodwinds, Jeff Coffey on bass/vocals, Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar/vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboards/vocals, and Walfredo Reyes Jr on percussion.
|James Pankow, Ray Herrmann, Robert Lamm, and Lee Loughane|
Questions 67 & 68
Dialogue (Part I & II)
Wake Up Sunshine
Call On Me
(I've Been) Searching So Long/ Mongonucleosis
If You Leave Me Now
Another Rainy Day In New York City
Ballet For A Girl From Buchannon
Make Me Smile
So Much To Sat, So Much To Give
West Virginia Fantasies
Colour My World
To Be Free
Now More Than Ever
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Hard Habit To Break
You're The Inspiration
I'm A Man (The Spencer Davis Group cover)
Just You 'n' Me
Hard To Say I'm Sorry/ Get Away
Saturday In The Park
Feelin' Stronger Every Day
25 or 6 to 4
The Doobie Brothers
|The Doobie Brothers|
The Doobie Brothers are another long-running band which has its roots in the late 1960's. The group began forming in 1969 in Northern California when drummer John Hartman was introduced to guitarist/vocalist Tom Johnston. They formed a group they called Pud. In 1970, they were joined by bassist Dave Shogren and guitarist/vocalist Pat Simmons, forming The Doobie Brothers. They released their first self-titled album in 1971, and the rest is history.
|The Doobie Brothers|
The Doobie Brothers have sold more than 40 million albums world wide and were inducted into the vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. They have earned two Grammy Awards, been honored with the ASCAP Voice of Music Award, and have produced 13 gold and 11 multi-platinum albums.
|John Cowan, Ed Toth and Parick Smmons|
Members of The Doobie Brothers include founding members guitarist/vocalist Tom Johnston and guitarist Pat Simmons, and longtime guitarist/vocalist John McFee and keyboardist Bill Payne. Rounding out the band is saxophonist Marc Russo, drummer Ed Toth, and bassist John Cowan.
|Patrick Simmons and Marc Russo|
|Tom Johnston and Bill Payne|
|Marc Russo, Ton Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and Bill Payne|
|Marc Russo and Tom Johnston|
Jesus Is Just Alright (The Art Reynolds Singers cover)
Rockin' Down The Highway
Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) (Kin Weston cover)
Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
Eyes of Silver
Clear As The Driven Snow
Bill Payne keyboard solo
Takin' It To The Streets
Long Train Runnin'
Listen To The Music
|Patrick Simmons, Marc Russo, and Tom Johnston|