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Chicago (Transit Authority)
The city's namesake rockers were called the Chicago Transit Authority until they were sued by the elevated train company. Oh well, they released twenty-something albums, pioneered the jazz-rock sound of the late-sixties, and remained a musical force until the late '80s.

"25 or 6 to 4", "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" "If You Leave Me Now" were million-sellers in the 1970s. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" (an American #1), "Hard Habit to Break", "You're the Inspiration" were big hits in the mid-'80s, after a period of relative blandness. In 1986, lead vocalist Peter Cetera left the group for a solo career (the "Glory of Love" was the Karate Kid II theme song, and his duet with gospel singer Amy Grant was popular), but "Will You Still Love Me?" and "She Would Have Been Faithful" were popular.


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