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So I'm checking out at Sam's Club in OKC today with two "O Christmas Three" CDs in my cart and the guy behind me says, "You're too young to like CHICAGO."  And I say, "I beg to differ...I just saw them play live in Tulsa last week.  Have been a fan since the 70s."  This late-50-something (?) man then proceeds to tell me, "Well, I remember seeing them at Woodstock and still have my ticket stub to prove it."  I'm thinking to myself, "Did CHICAGO play at Woodstock?"   Sorry, but I think of Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez and Grateful Dead when I think of Woodstock.  Anyway, I'm here to say that this Generation-X gal who bought her first CHICAGO LP "Hot Streets" in 1978 at the age of 12 is not too young to like CHICAGO.  :)    

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Amen Sister!


You're NEVER too young to like Chicago.  You go, girl!!!

Yeehaw !!!!!!!   Their fans cover many generations !!!

Regarding Woodstock, (perhaps others can correct me if I'm wrong ) I believe it's been said that their manager chose Blood Sweat & Tears over Chicago at the time.. so no, Chicago did not play at Woodstock.

He must have been still smoking the "wacky tobacco from back in the day"!  The majority of the acts from Woodstock are no longer with us, thank God Chicago is!  Happy Holidays!

I'm trombone player and I love it when my wife and go to a function and a live band is playing. If a band plays a Chicago song I always take a good look at the crowd.  Everyone, young and old always puts a big smile one their face and starts to sing.

Chicago Forever!!!

You're never too young for Chicago!!  I have a friend that has a 13 year old son that likes Chicago.  The music is timeless.  I don't remember hearing that Chicago was at Woodstock.  That man was on something when he supposedly went to Woodstock or on something now.

I dont know about you, but at my age, I am TOO OLD for the Top 40 shit on the radio these days.

Oh Meighan.. you are SO RIGHT !!!!!!!!!

No, Chicago didn't play at Woodstock -- it wanted to but, according to Danny, was locked in at the Fillmore West.

you are so correct!

Meighan said:

I dont know about you, but at my age, I am TOO OLD for the Top 40 shit on the radio these days.

All I know is my young self likes to get down at Chicago concerts. No sitting and golf clapping for this lady.

I am 38 years old, and have been a fan of this band since the 1984; I was 11 at the time and '17' was a new album back then. Songs like "You're The Inspiration" and "Hard Habit To Break" where played on Casey Kasem's Tops 40 program. I remember listening to "Inspiration" and liking it because I had my first crush at that age. Soon after, my dad started laying "Greatest Hits" and I was blown away by those awesome tunes, especially with the horns on songs like "Beginnings", "25 or 6 To 4" and such. Then my dad told me that he saw these guys when they were starting out in 1968 or so, and that he remembered the guys to be down-to-earth, friendly, outgoing to all their fans. (Some things never change, huh?) Then the best thing happened: he took me to Demon Dogs. Not only that, he knew Peter Schivarelli! At the time, I had no idea who he was, but I remember my dad talking to him, shaking his hand, and telling me that he was the owner of the place. Chicago memorabilia on the walls, Chicago tunes playing, great food for great prices. I have been a fan since then, and have every album on cd, and CTA-19 on LP.

Oh, by the way, Keith Howland admits that he was a fan of the band at 9 years old, when his older brother would play Chicago albums, and was inspired to be a guitar player by Terry Kath's playing, which is why he plays the tunes closer to how Terry would play them. A very, very good example of this is "25 or 6 To 4" the 2009 studio version. How awesome is that one?

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