I was doing a little internet research the last few days regarding the band Chicago (mainly covering the early, more progressive/experimental period),
and I noticed that the 40th anniversary of the horribly tragic and untimely death of guitarist Terry Kath was this coming Tuesday.
Man, what a loss. And what a fantastic under-appreciated guitarist. It always makes me sad to think of the lost potential this man never got to
fulfill. But what he did leave is an outstanding body of work nonetheless. This is the guitarist of which Jimi Hendrix said "I may be good, but this
cat blows me away."
Watch how he absolutely shreds the solo on "25 or 6 to 4" (starting at around 2:58). Hard to believe that sound is coming from that simple guitar
set-up with the added wah pedal:
The first Chicago album showcased his talents on several songs, none more so than on "Poem 58":
Lastly, to emphasize his more sensitive side, is the Bossa Nova tinged "Byblos", which he wrote and contributed lead vocals as well as acoustic
Although he has been gone for 4 decades, this fantastic music will live forever.
edit on 22-1-2018 by Monsieur Neary because: additional text
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