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Chicago: Chicago VIII

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, June 1975

WHILE IT'S DIFFICULT to picture anyone failing to be amused by the intentional ludicrousness of, say, dedicating an album to the revolution or making the ...

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Chicago, Johnny Winter: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, November 1969

Blodwyn Pig Also on Bill of Jazz and Blues Rock ...

Chicago: Interview with Jimmy Pankow

Interview by Mike Quigley, Poppin, Summer 1969

This interview took place during the Vancouver Pop Festival in 1969, a horribly-organized mess which actually took place near Squamish, about an hour north of ...

Chicago ...Moving From Jazz-Rock To Classical-Rock

Interview by Royston Eldridge, Melody Maker, January 1970

STEVIE WINWOOD'S 'I'm A Man', the 1967 hit for the old Spencer Davis group, has brought the jazz-rock combination of Chicago to the puzzling British ...

Chicago: Another interview with Jimmy Pankow

Interview by Mike Quigley, Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, April 1970

After Chicago played their first set at the Gardens a couple of Thursdays ago, we wandered backstage to try and line up an interview with ...

The Isle of Wight Festival: Five Days That Rocked Britain

Report by Chris Welch, Michael Watts, Richard Williams, Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, September 1970

MM's Richard Williams, Chris Welch, Michael Watts and Mark Plummer present a five-page report on an amazing weekend of music and other scenes... ...

Chicago: One Date Only For The Chicago Seven

Report and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, May 1971

WITH THE news that Chicago will play just one concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on June 1, instead of two as they planned after ...

Chicago: Chicago Is…

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, May 1972

"IT'S RIDICULOUS really," said Chicago's composer and keyboard man, Bob Lamm, "Here I am in Hollywood, living in grand style and my parents are still ...

Chicago: Chicago V

Review by Simon Frith, Cream, November 1972

WHY BOTHER? Chicago are rightly contemptuous of critics. They've never had a good review and their records sell by the million. Chicago V has been ...

Chicago: What Do You Think They'll Call Their Seventh Album?

Interview by John Swenson, Crawdaddy!, February 1973

It all began when, after my particularly scathing review of Chicago V appeared in the October Crawdaddy, I received the following telegram from Bobby Lamm, ...

Chicago: Is The Most Popular Band In America Handcuffed By Its Fans?

Profile and Interview by Michael Gross, Circus, January 1975

IN THE FALL of 1974, a small number of groups had multiple album entries lodged firmly in the Top 200 chart of Billboard Magazine, the ...

Chicago: Chicago VIII

Review by John Mendelsohn, Phonograph Record, May 1975

IF YOU'RE A regular reader of the Phonograph Record review section (and in this day and age who isn't?), you're probably beside yourself trying to ...

Beachago: The Beach Boys meet Chicago

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, June 1975

PERHAPS THE MOST the most interesting side-effect of the depression in the United States has been the decision of two potential headliners to go out ...

Spirit Of America: A Beach Boys Retrospective

Retrospective by Michael Gross, Circus, August 1975

Never have two monster groups been so united as the Beach Boys/Chicago tandem which is touring America like blood brothers. ...

Chicago: Chicago's 'Comeback'

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, November 1976

FEW BANDS have enjoyed the stability of Chicago, those rather dull "pioneers of jazz-rock" whose 'If You Leave Me Now' not only tops the charts ...

Oldies But Goodies: The Eagles, Chicago, Crosby Stills & Nash

Essay by Debbie Kruger, Weekend Australian, March 1998

GROUPS SUCH AS the Eagles, Chicago and Crosby Stills & Nash sold millions of records here in their heydey – the Eagles still do – ...

Chicago: 34 years and Counting

Profile and Interview by Debbie Kruger, Goldmine, June 2000

"With this album, we dedicate ourselves, our futures and our energies to the people of the revolution... And the revolution in all of its forms."So ...

More Than a Feeling: The 20 Greatest AOR Tracks of All Time!

Guide by Matthew Hamilton, Rock's Backpages, July 2009

Author's Note: I have found that most discussions of AOR get easily sidetracked unless it's made clear which definition of the AOR acronym we're using. ...

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