Any Chicago fans here?
They are one of my favorite bands. I was raised on there music.
They are/were truley innovative.
They started in the late 1960s as a hippie/anti-war 'counter-cultuer' rock band. They were rather unusual because they had a horn section. They were formed in 1967 but there first release was in 1969. They were produced by the same producer of Blodd Sweat & Tears (formed in 1968). They also had a horn section.
They changed with the times. after the 60s psychedelia had passed, they did epic-length pieces and realy pushed there musical boudaries. In 1974, they released Chcago VII my favorite
which was a jazz/fusion album. They also experemented with classical styles as well. They even did a few disco songs in the late 70s. In the 80s they did a lot of cheesy love ballads that actually sold well. In 1995 they went back to there jazz/horn roots.
Check 'em out!
Chicago in the late-1960s
Chicago in 1974