The Ides of March
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||classic rock 60s psychedelic funk 70s|
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Formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the Ides Of March (originally the Ides Of March) began life as Anglophiles, but quickly adopted prevailing American influences to create a series of excellent pop singles. Success eluded the band until 1970 when a brass-laden single, Vehicle, became an international hit (US number 2) in the wake of Chicago and Blood, Sweat And Tears. Despite further releases, the Ides Of March - Jim Peterik (vocals), Ray Herr (guitar), John Larson (trumpet), Larry Millas (guitar, flute), Bob Bergland (bass), Mike Borch (drums, vibes) and Chuck Soumar (percussion) - were unable to sustain their brief spell in the spotlight. Peterik worked as a session musician and released a solo album, before enjoying multi-platinum success with Survivor.