Chicago Transit Authority: From Mass Transit to Mass Appeal
Keyboardist/ Singer / Songwriter Robert Lamm Shares Insiders Perspective

Dallas, TX - May 6, 2014.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind Historys Greatest Rock Bands hops aboard the Chicago Transit Authoritys 1969 self-titled debut album this week.

Chicago Transit Authority was the inaugural run on what became a record-setting marathon into rock history. The uncommonly talented seven piece outfit blew away all conventional wisdom by making their debut a double album, spawning three big hits, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, Beginnings and Questions 67 & 68. With the CTA album in 1969, Chicago, the abbreviated hometown name they soon adopted, set out on the first leg of a spectacular 45 year ride that would see them become the second highest-selling American band in history, second only to the Beach Boys.

The man behind those initial hits and many more, keyboardist / singer / songwriter Robert Lamm spoke to InTheStudio host Redbeard about the musical foundations of the Chicago Transit Authority.

We knew we wanted to do something original. We knew we wanted to break new ground... We wanted to open up the concept of Rock songwriting. We wanted to be able to play something as far out as Frank Zappa and still be able to dance to it, and still have it be able to be programmed on radio.

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