Album of the Day
Chicago is thought of as a “horn band” and rightly so – trumpeter Lee Loughnane, trombonist James Pankow, and saxophonist Walter Parazaider are among the finest players in rock. But the group started with a top-notch guitarist as well, Terry Kath, who played on the band's first dozen albums before his death in a shooting accident. CHICAGO VI shows Terry's talents off to fine effect; his superb ballad “Jenny” is one of the set's many highlights, along with the singles “Feelin' Stronger Every Day” and “Just You 'N' Me.” The 1973 album (the first the band recorded in its custom-built Colorado studio) is filled with winning soft rock, and topped the Billboard album chart as it racked up double-platinum sales. Kath was born on this day in 1946, and we'll remember the performer with another spin of CHICAGO VI.