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Remember when Peter Cetera left his band Chicago in 1985? Oh Chicago, with your horn section and weirdly hip rock sound. Those early Chicago albums were my bridge from Jim Croce and John Denver 8-track tapes my parents always played in the car, to a bit more musical freedom that was rock and roll – which led to discoveries like The Police, Rush, Genesis, Kansas and Styx.

Chicago had some fun songs like “25 or 6 to 4,” “Baby, What a Big Surprise,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Saturday in the Park” and “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.”

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