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Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago (2016)

The history of legendary rock band Chicago is chronicled from their inception in 1967 all the way to the present.

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Peter Curtis Pardini (as Peter Pardini)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Loughnane ... Himself
Robert Lamm ... Himself
Walter Parazaider ... Himself
James Pankow ... Himself (as Jimmy Pankow)
Danny Seraphine Danny Seraphine ... Himself
Peter Cetera ... Himself (archive footage)
Terry Kath Terry Kath ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Schivarelli Peter Schivarelli ... Himself
James William Guercio James William Guercio ... Himself (archive footage)
Jason Scheff ... Himself
Don Dacus Don Dacus ... Himself (archive footage)
Tris Imboden Tris Imboden ... Himself
Bill Champlin ... Himself (archive footage)
David Foster ... Himself
Keith Howland Keith Howland ... Himself
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A profile of the rock band Chicago - originally called the Chicago Transit Authority - from their inception in 1967 to present day is presented. Constants over the entire course of their existence are wanting to be comprised of the best musicians, initially all from their native Chicago (hence the name), and the democracy of sorts which ruled the way they operate as a group. That democracy meant that no one person was ever to be known as the front man, each band member was treated equally - which further meant that the contributions of each person was considered of and treated as equal value even if it didn't meet the sensibility of some - and each band member was meant to contribute to the best of his ability. After the struggles of being a club band to their initial success finally able to crack airplay on AM radio, they became known as the rare breed of a horn band i.e. that equally featured the horn section unlike most bands of the era solely featuring guitars and/or keyboards. ... Written by Huggo

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English

Release Date:

21 September 2019 (Japan) See more »

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Now More Than Ever: La storia dei Chicago See more »

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Chicago Records II See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Good Documentary about a Great Group
5 February 2018 | by tony-ritchie-965-605112See all my reviews

I saw this over the weekend and really liked it. I learned some things about Chicago and it's journey that I never knew before. I thought I already knew a lot but there was some good stuff here. My only concern is that this is produced by the band and directed by Lou Pardini's family member so it is not going to be completely objective. At the end of the day Chicago is a great band with a lot of big egos. The remaining members seem to down play Cetera's ability as a song writer and his contributions. Cetera is an excellent song writer and had one of the best voices in the business. Clearly Foster took them in a different direction but it seemed like it was a good decision at the time. The really needed a change up in my opinion. I am disappointed Cetera couldn't check his ego at the door and perform at the Hall of Fame. That would have been amazing. I also thought Bill Champlin was overlooked in the movie. I know he didn't want to participate but the founders acted like he didn't have much to offer. Interesting that since this documentary was made that Jason Scheff was also fired. So other than Lamm, Pankow, Loughnane, and Parazaider. Chicago will always be my favorite group but it is too bad that all of the ego's ended up crushing the stage.


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