If you have a surround sound multi-channel set up for movies and music, seek out the first Chicago double album Chicago Transit Authority in four channel quadraphonic sound on DVD-Audio from eclectic reissue label Rhino. It is ear-grabbing full tilt “back to the future”. Chicago is the second-highest selling American band in history, second only to the Beach Boys, and their spectacular run all began with the Spring 1969 Chicago Transit Authority debut. Can you think of any other band that had the talent ( and chutzpah ) to release a double album debut which sold multi-platinum? And while you are researching that, can you explain to me how in the name of Wrigley Field it took so long for this band to finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year????
The conclusion of our In The Studio rockumentary with Chicago keyboard player/ singer/ songwriter Robert Lamm features an assessment of the late Terry Kath‘s guitar playing, singing, and songwriting prowess, and an insider description of what really happened regarding Kath’s tragic handgun death. –Redbeard