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Chicago, initially known as the Big Thing, emerged in 1967 with a politically engaged and artistically progressive approach. Renamed Chicago Transit Authority, they released a debut album in 1969, featuring a political epic and hits like "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" After shortening their name due to CTA, the band explored diverse genres across subsequent multi-disc albums. With platinum success and a distinctive logo, Chicago's trajectory shifted with ballads like Peter Cetera's "If You Leave Me Now" and "Baby, What a Big Surprise." The tragic 1978 incident involving Terry Kath led to a conservative pivot, emphasizing power ballads. Singer/songwriter Bill Champlin and producer David Foster's inclusion in the '80s marked a shift, culminating in the soft-rock archetype "You’re the Inspiration." Despite Cetera's 1985 departure, Chicago, now with four original members, continued to tour and record, amassing a vast discography exceeding three dozen releases, including popular Christmas albums.

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25 or 6 to 4

If You Leave Me Now

You're The Inspiration

Hard To Say I'm Sorry

Saturday In The Park

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  • Formed in Chicago in 1967, originally named Chicago Transit Authority, later shortened to Chicago.
  • Described as a "rock and roll band with horns," Chicago blends rock, classical, jazz, R&B, and pop elements.
  • Notable members include Terry Kath, Peter Cetera, Robert Lamm, and more, with a fluid lineup since 2009.
  • Achieved chart success with over 100 million records sold globally, pioneering rock music marketing with a recognizable logo and sequential album naming.
  • Chicago is one of the most successful American bands, with multiple Grammy nominations and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, and original members entered the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.
  • Covered by numerous artists worldwide, Chicago's music remains a staple in marching bands, earning recognition for songs like "25 or 6 to 4."
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Hi. We are Jay Siegan Presents. We are the talent liaisons that curate, ideate, and connect you to the right artists to transform special events into experiences of a lifetime. Our roots are those of musicologists and culture hawks, deeply embedded in the living performing arts. This is the foundation of our work, the soul of our business, and what we've been doing for over 25 years. We have the capacity and capability to bring any artist from anywhere in the world to your event. 

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