Chicago was formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. They called themselves the Chicago Transit Authority before shortening the name to just Chicago in 1969. Over the course of the band’s history, they have sold over 40 million units in the U.S. with 23 gold, 18 platinum, and eight multi-platinum albums! They also had five consecutive number one albums on the Billboard 200 charts, and they had 20 top-ten singles on the Hot 100 charts.
The history of Chicago is fascinating, and our decade, the ’80s proved to be the most commercially successful decade of their career as well as their least favorite decade of music personally. Let’s go behind the music with Chicago!
And, as a bonus, we’re featuring some of our favorite songs from the band below as well. Enjoy!