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When they think about the band Chicago, many people would not place them among the most popular bands of all time. But according to the Billboard charts, Chicago ranks second only to the Beach Boys in terms of singles and albums. They have been going strong for the better part of five decades, with their diehard fans selling out Chicago tickets everywhere they go! Get your Chicago tickets from TicketNetwork today!
Chicago was originally formed at DePaul University while the group's members were music students at the school. They played late night gigs around campus under the moniker The Big Thing and grew from just a few students to a seven member band. Playing only cover songs in the beginning, they featured unusual instruments for a rock band, including a saxophone, trombone and trumpet. Their success playing covers led to them beginning to write original compositions and eventually signing with Columbia Records. They changed their name upon signing with the label to "The Chicago Transit Authority and released their debut album under that same name.
The album would eventually reach the Top 20 on the charts but would also mark the last time the band would be known by that name. The actual Chicago Transit Authority opposed the use of that name and in response the group shortened it to just simply Chicago. Over the next decade, the group would release 12 albums to the public, all reaching the Top 25 with five of them peaking at the #1 position including Chicago V (1972) and Chicago IX - Chicago's Greatest Hits (1975).