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Chicago, “Brand New Love Affair, Parts I and II” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Brand New Love Affair, Parts I and II” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Road weary and dying for a day off, Chicago still manages to address both their jazz roots and rock and roll side in a single composition.

Chicago, “Mongonucleosis” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Mongonucleosis” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

After the seriousness and maturity of Chicago’s “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long,” it’s time to party!

Chicago, “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” from Chicago VI (1973): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” from Chicago VI (1973): Saturdays in the Park

I don’t particularly like 1973’s ‘Chicago VI.’ There, I said it. Still, “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” makes for an uplifting end.

Chicago, “What’s This World Comin’ To” from Chicago VI (1973): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “What’s This World Comin’ To” from Chicago VI (1973): Saturdays in the Park

One of the few social commentary songs on ‘Chicago VI,’ this funk workout was penned by James Pankow.

Chicago, “Elegy” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Elegy” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

“Elegy” is not an easy listen, but it shows the range of styles that Chicago’s original lineup could pull off – and pull off very well.

Chicago, “Movin’ In” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Movin’ In” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

A new cohesiveness sets apart “Movin’ In” and, inevitably, the entire second album that followed Chicago’s brilliant debut.

Chicago’s two musical eras were bridged by the sweet, complex ‘Just You ‘N Me’

Chicago’s two musical eras were bridged by the sweet, complex ‘Just You ‘N Me’

Released this week in 1973, Chicago’s “Just You ‘N Me” combined their now-familiar easy-listening vibe with cool earlier-period improvisational asides.

James Pankow once refused Frank Sinatra’s request to cover Chicago: ‘I still wonder if I did the right thing’

James Pankow once refused Frank Sinatra’s request to cover Chicago: ‘I still wonder if I did the right thing’

Frank Sinatra was interested in remaking one of Chicago’s signature early-1970s hits, but there was one problem.

Peter Cetera fires back at his old Chicago bandmates: ‘No, that’s a lie; he made that up’

Peter Cetera fires back at his old Chicago bandmates: ‘No, that’s a lie; he made that up’

At least two members of Chicago, including fellow co-founder Robert Lamm, have said that Peter Cetera refuses to reunite with the group because he doesn’t want to work that hard anymore. Cetera is firing back, saying: “That’s a lie.”

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