“Poem 58” by Chicago Transit Authority

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Poem 58” by Chicago Transit Authority The fact that Chicago Transit Authority was the horn band of the late 1960s has obscured the fact that Chicago was also one hell of a great guitar band. Proof positive is this somewhat obscure track from their eponymously titled debut […]

Today in Rock History – January 23nd

1964, The Searchers were at number one on the singles chart with the Sonny Bono song “Needles And Pins.” 1965, The Who play the Corn Exchange at Chelmsford and then an all-night rave at the Club Noreik in Tottenham. Opening for The Who at the all-night rave is The Muleskinners featuring future Small Faces’ keyboardist, […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Poem 58” by Chicago Transit Authority

The fact that Chicago Transit Authority was the horn band of the late 1960s has obscured the fact that Chicago was also one hell of a guitar band. Proof positive is this somewhat obscure track from their eponymously titled debut album from 1969. (Play the track and continue reading.) This song has it all! The […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon" by Chicago

          Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Ballet For A girl In Buchannon” by Chicago In 1970, Chicago Transit Authority shortened their name to Chicago and released their second album, which like the first one was a double album. The better part of side two featured this suite comprising […]