41 thoughts on “Chicago – Poem For The People

  1. With out Terry Kath and Peter Cetera Chicago sounds like a tribute band these days…..

  2. There aren't too many guitarists out there who can emulate "colorless dreams" on the guitar the way Terry Kath could.

  3. Who else, whilst in their early twenties, in the history of music, will ever come close to this band's writing, arranging and playing. Simply without equal…

  4. Terry Kath was just as good as, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton , Peter Frampton and many other guitars legends.. he had a lot of jazz inside of him …

  5. Chicago's first two albums (if you listen all the way through) were truly unique and new for the time, musically technical, and had a young excitement and creativity about them that I am still blown away by. Much love for this band.

  6. Chicago groupe génial. Mon groupe préféré depuis toujours!! Pas de commentaires de français. .déçu ..dommage. .😂

  7. "If the people only knew…"48 years later and less people know how to see how short life is, rarely funny… Barely happy. Robert Lamm knew that only a few people would dig this. 95% of people who loves this song still don't know. And you get sad about it, we will reach 96%. No sadness! Hard to say, even harder to be happy inside a world where all the laughter dies in sorrow… Yet I will give it a try. There's nothing to lose. Namasté to all of you. Saludos, blessings, hugs, happiness, joy… Love and Divine Peace. From my heart to yours: "When you're not expecting what you want, it will come to you". Hope.

  8. I was merely a kid when this came out but thanks to my older brothers I am stuck in the 70s music era. Chicago was always revered in the 8 track player as progressive and innovative. Kath was a true god in his playing. Rip terry,

  9. Great beautifully laid back guitar solos throughout…Terry Kath was the man!

  10. What a fine piece of music. These guys were so on top of their game in 1970.

  11. most of what goes on is rarely funny….so true. this song is still relevant today

  12. I love mostly all kinds of music man! I like Chicago they were a great rock group in the 70's & 80's with a lot of great hits! Pandora brought me here as I listened to this song a few hours ago!!

  13. An awesome song indeed and my favorite song from this album. I love every song from this album but when i first heard the opening horn arragements to Poem For The People i knew it was gonna be my album gem/my number one favorite!!!!!

  14. Try "J.W. Pepper".

    They've got 11 stores (one in each of 10 states across the USA) but they cover all 50 states and certain areas of other countries and continents.

    They may not have individual score parts for any instrument but you and your group can probably transcribe from somewhere to somewhere else.

  15. Does anyone know where I can get big band arrangemets, for this, and other great early Chicago tunes ??? We're trying to do a tribute, to early Chicago, at MVCC.( 17 pc big band). Thanks for any info.

  16. I can guarantee you, David, that this album was not underappreciated when it came out in 1970. It sold by the bushel.

  17. Thanks for this post. It's a piece of American music art that needs to always be remembered.

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