A River Walk interview with Chicago
Dorlene Dorsey spends a little time on the River Walk with original Chicago band members Lee Loughnane and Robert Lamm.
Chicago, the self-described “rock and roll band with horns,” came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. They are the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades. In addition, they were recently inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Chicago’s lifetime achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.
Chicago have toured every year since the beginning - they’ve never missed a year. The original four band members are Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds. The band line-up also includes Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar and vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboards and vocals, Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on percussion and Jeff Coffey on bass and vocals.
From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-classic songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. 2017 will mark the band’s 50th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date!
Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world.
Chicago will play the Majestic Theatre on Friday, March 31. CLICK HERE for tickets...