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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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Country:

USA

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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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1st half a 10, 2nd half a 5.5
2 January 2017 | by shlemon-80644See all my reviews

First half of this documentary was interesting, informative and offers viewers a great deal of background info using unique film techniques that worked really well.

In the FIRST HALF of the film interviews with the band members were honest and provided thought provoking context for the various story lines.

However viewers should keep in mind that this documentary was produced by the band and its founding members...

So we only get one perspective.

The one the band wanted us to see and hear.

The result is a great deal of score settling in the second half of the documentary that goes unchallenged.

The lone exception was Drummer Danny Seraphine who deserves high praise for his openness and honesty throughout.

Bottom line...Impartial or objective are not terms to associate with this film.

BUT Having said all that, The first half is a great watch.


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