Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty Inducts ChicagoRob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty Inducts Chicago at the 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty Inducts Chicago00:04:45
Chicago Acceptance Speeches00:16:04
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Hall of Fame Essay
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.
These songs are the sound of a city.
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