12/19/17: Chicago “25 or 6 to 4”
Chicago Transit Authority came out of….Guess where…..CHICAGO. The band formed in the late 60’s and they referred to themselves as “the rock and roll band with horns!” That’s a great description. In the beginning, when they were Chicago Transit Authority, they rocked pretty hard, primarily because the heart and soul of the band was a guy named Terry Kath. He was lead guitarist, and did some vocals, too….and that guy could really rock. Jimi Hendrix once said Kath was better than him…I don’t know about all that…but he could really play. The band had to change its name to CHICAGO. Something about being confused with the Windy City traffic department. But if they changed the name to just Chicago, wouldn’t that be confused with the city? Oh well, I digress.
Terry Kath died…and the band was never the same after that. Sure, they made some more good music, but started leaning more toward slower stuff….ballads, even. I never liked them as much. In the beginning, I was crazy about them. Here’s one of their best…and check out Terry Kath’s guitar solo. Smokin’! It’s “the Music in My Head” today…CHICAGO with “25 or 6 to 4.”
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After playing a show at The Cat’s Cradle in July, at Local 506 in August, The Carrboro Music Festival in September; and The Southern Village Green in November, the School of Rock students’ next BIG public LIVE performance will be Saturday January 6th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.
At 1pm, its “Rock Goddesses” with Music from Stevie Nicks, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin and More. This is followed at 3pm with the songs of Led Zeppelin I and II. January 6th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, put it on your calendar now!
The School of Rock Chapel Hill is a music school located in the 501 Diner location on Fordham Blvd in front of Eastgate, in the Blue Hill District!
Why should the kids have all of the rock and roll fun? The School of Rock Offers adult programs as well. It is never too late to learn how to rock!
Locally owned, locally operated, locally staffed, locally sourced instruments, and locally built!
You are invited to stop in for a tour or schedule a free demo session. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 3PM-9PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM!
Learn how to play a real rock and roll song in just 30 minutes!
AND, through a partnership with the Public School Foundation; they’ll donate 1% of their gross revenue to support music in the local public schools, so help bring music to our community and enroll today!
Sign-up at chapelhill.schoolofrock.com, or call 919-338-1011.
Open for Rocking!
‘Music in My Head’ airs every morning @9:15AM. Over the air on 97.9FM and streaming on chapelboro.com