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Chicago in 2004 (l–r): Howland, Pankow, Champlin, Parazaider, Imboden, Loughnane, Scheff and Lamm (behind Scheff)

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Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968 before shortening the name in 1969. The self-described “rock and roll band with horns” began writing politically charged rock music, and later moved to a softer sound, generating several hit ballads. The group had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In September 2008, Billboard ranked Chicago at number thirteen in a list of the top 100 artists of all time for Hot 100 singles chart success, and ranked them at number fifteen on the same list produced in October 2015.123 Billboard also ranked Chicago ninth on the list of the hundred greatest artists of all time in terms of Billboard 200 album chart success in October 2015.4 Chicago is one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups, and one of the world's best-selling groups of all time, having sold more than 100 million records.56 In 1971, Chicago was the first rock act to sell out Carnegie Hall for a week.7

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  • Also known as: The Big Thing The Chicago Transit Authority
  • Origin: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Genres: Rock soft rock pop rock jazz rock
  • Years active: 1967–present
  • Labels: Columbia Warner Bros. Full Moon Rhino Reprise Chicago Records/Chicago Records II Frontiers Records
  • Associated acts: The Beach Boys The Doobie Brothers Earth, Wind & Fire Sons of Champlin David Foster
  • Website: Official website
  • Members: Robert LammLee LoughnaneJames PankowWalter ParazaiderKeith HowlandLou PardiniWalfredo Reyes Jr.Ray HerrmannNeil DonellBrett SimonsRamon Yslas
  • Past members: Terry KathDanny SeraphinePeter CeteraLaudir de OliveiraDonnie DacusChris PinnickBill ChamplinJason ScheffDawayne BaileyTris ImbodenBruce GaitschDrew HesterDaniel de los ReyesJeff Coffey

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