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2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Chicago Onstage at the Induction Ceremony

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  • Year:
    2016
  • Category:
    Performers

Hall of Fame Essay

2016

Rob Bowman

Chicago stands as one of America’s most successful rock bands of any epoch in terms of both sales and longevity.

The statistics are simply staggering: Over a forty-six-year recording career, the band has issued thirty-six albums, sold well over a hundred million records, and released twenty Top Ten pop and twenty-two Top Ten adult contemporary singles (fifteen of which broke the Top Ten on both charts).

It achieved the enviable feat of placing these hits on the Billboard charts in five different decades. Seventeen of its first twenty albums were certified platinum, nine of those multiplatinum, and Chicago 17 hit platinum a whopping six times.

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These songs are the sound of a city.

Rob Thomas

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Collection

Jacket
Chicago Artifact Note
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Chicago Artifact Mexico Tour
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Gallery

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