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Peter Cetera - 100% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Action & Adventure
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 September 1944, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Peter Cetera was the last musician to join the original line-up of Chicago, and he remained with that highly successful outfit through its first 17 albums as lead singer and bass player. In 1981, Cetera recorded a self-titled solo album on Full Moon Records, which only reached number 143 on the US album chart. He left the group in 1 Read more

REO Speedwagon - 99% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock Television
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Champaign, Illinois, USA, in 1970 when pianist Neal Doughty (29 July 1946, Evansville, Indiana, USA) and drummer Alan Gratzer (b. 9 November 1948, Syracuse, New York, USA) were joined by guitarist and songwriter Gary Richrath (b. 18 October 1949, Peoria, Illinois, USA). Although still in its embryonic stage, the band already had its unusual name, which was derived Read more

Doobie Brothers - 95% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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The Doobie Brothers - 95% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Television
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This enduring act evolved from Pud, a San Jose-based trio formed in March 1970 by Tom Johnston (15 August 1948, Visalia, California, USA; guitar/vocals) and John Hartman (b. 18 March 1950, Falls Church, Virginia, USA; drums). Original bass player Greg Murphy was quickly replaced by Dave Shogren (b. San Francisco, California, USA, d. 2000, San Jose, California, USA). Patrick Read more

Blood, Sweat & Tears - 93% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The jazz/rock excursions made by Blood, Sweat And Tears offered a refreshing change to late 60s guitar-dominated rock music. The many impressive line-ups of the band comprised (among others) David Clayton-Thomas (David Thomsett, 13 September 1941, Surrey, England; vocals), Al Kooper (b. 5 February 1944, New York, USA; keyboards, vocals), Steve Katz (b. 9 May 1945, New York, Read more

Styx - 92% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Comedy Documentaries
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Chicago, Illinois, USA-based quintet is widely believed to be responsible for the development of the term pomp-rock (pompous, overblown arrangements, with perfect-pitch harmonies and a very full production).Styx evolved from the bands Tradewinds and TW4, but renamed themselves after the fabled river from Greek mythology, when they signed to Wooden N Read more

Boston - 87% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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As a result of home made demos recorded in the early 70s by enterprising MIT engineering graduate Tom Scholz (Donald Thomas Scholz, 10 March 1947, Toledo, Ohio, USA), one of the finest AOR albums of all time was created. The initial batch of tapes were recorded with Barry Goudreau (b. 29 November 1951, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; guitar), Jim Masdea (drums) and Ron Patti (vo Read more

Little River Band - 86% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Prior to the success of AC/DC, Air Supply, Men At Work and INXS, the Little River Band were probably Australia’s most successful international rock band. Evolving out of Mississippi, who had previously spent much time working in London, former members Graham Goble (15 May 1947, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; guitar), Beeb Birtles (b. Gerard Bertelkamp, 28 Novembe Read more

The Eagles - 78% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Music Theme Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1971, this highly successful country/rock unit was formed by musicians drawn from singer Linda Ronstadt’s backing group. Of the original quartet, Bernie Leadon (Bernard Leadon, 19 July 1947, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; guitar/vocals) boasted the most prodigious pedigree, having embraced traditional country music with the Scott Read more

Don Henley - 76% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television Westerns Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donald Hugh Henley, 22 July 1947, Gilmer, Texas, USA. Drummer and vocalist Henley entered music as a member of the Four Speeds and Felicity, the latter of which became known as Shiloh on moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1969. This country rock unit completed an album under the aegis of producer Kenny Rogers, but split up when Henley joined Linda Ronstadt’s touring Read more

Toto - 76% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Foreign Films
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The experienced Los Angeles, USA-based session team of David Paich (25 June 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA; keyboards, vocals, son of Marty Paich), Jeff Porcaro (b. Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro, 1 April 1954, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, d. 5 August 1992, Holden Hills, California, USA; drums), Steve Lukather (b. Steven Lee Lukather, 21 October 1957, San Fernando Valley, Califor Read more

Boz Scaggs - 75% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals Pop / Rock Blues Disco Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Royce Scaggs, 8 June 1944, Canton, Ohio, USA. Scaggs was raised in Dallas, Texas, where he joined fellow guitarist Steve Miller in a high-school group, the Marksmen. The musicians maintained this partnership in the Ardells, a group they formed at the University of Wisconsin, but this early association ended when Scaggs returned to Texas. Boz then formed an R&B un Read more

America - 72% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Kids & Family Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television Folk
Decades Active: 1970s
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Billy Joel - 72% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Kids & Family Music & Radio Special Interest Television
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Martin Joel, 9 May 1949, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. Joel, a classically-trained pianist who grew up in Long Island, joined his first group, the Echoes, in 1964. Three years later he left them in favour of the Hassels, a popular Long Island act signed to United Artists Records. Joel appeared on both of their albums, The Hassels and Hour Of The Wolf, befo Read more

Foreigner - 72% match to Chicago

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This AOR band derives its name from the fact that the original members were drawn from both sides of the Atlantic, and this mixture of influences is much in evidence in their recorded legacy. Mick Jones (27 December 1944, London, England; guitar, vocals) formed the band in 1976, having spent time in Nero And The Gladiators (two minor hits, ‘Entry Of The Gladiators’ Read more


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