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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. The self-described "rock and roll band with horns" began as a politically charged, sometimes experimental, rock band and later moved to a predominantly softer sound, generating several hit ballads. The group had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Second only to The Beach Boys in Billboard singles and albums chart success among American bands, 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.

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  • Also known as: The Big Thing, The Chicago Transit Authority
  • Origin: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Genres: Rock, soft rock, jazz fusion, pop rock, progressive rock (early)
  • Years active: 1967–present
  • Labels: Columbia, Full Moon, Rhino, Balkanton (Bulgaria), Melodiya (Russia)
  • Associated acts: The Beach Boys, The Doobie Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sons of Champlin, Honk, Toto, America, Rufus
  • Website: Official website
  • Members: Robert Lamm Lee Loughnane James Pankow Walter Parazaider Jason Scheff Tris Imboden Keith Howland Lou Pardini Walfredo Reyes, Jr.
  • Past members: Danny Seraphine Peter Cetera Terry Kath Laudir de Oliveira Donnie Dacus Chris Pinnick Bill Champlin Dawayne Bailey Drew Hester Daniel de los Reyes

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