Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Friday, February 16th, 2018 comes from Chicago!
On July 10th, 1971, "Colour My World" entered Bilboard's Top 40 as the B-side of "Beginnings". "Beginnings/Colour My World" was considered a Double-A side record and went to #7, spending eleven weeks in the chart. By 1971, Double A-side 7-inch singles were rare, although in the 1960's, particularly with singles by The Beatles, it was fairly common.
Chicago, originally known as Chicago Transit Authority, is a jazz-oriented rock band from Chicago, Illinois and consisted of Peter Cetera, Robert Lamm, Terry Kath, James Pankow, Lee Loughnane, Walt Parazaider, and Denny Seraphine. Kath died of an accidental self-inflicted gun wound on January 23rd at the age of 31 and was replaced by Donnie Dacus. Bill Champlin joined in 1981. Cetera left in 1985 and was replaced by Jason Schell. Seraphine left in 1990.
Chicago placed thirty five songs in the Top 40 between 1970 and 1991, including three #1s, four Gold Records and one Platinum Record.
Chicago is still an active recording and touring act.