When the band known then as Chicago Transit Authority released their first album, it was 1969. The self-titled album would generate three timeless hits, “Beginnings”, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, and “Questions 67 and 68”. The collective would soon shorten their name to simply Chicago, and move up to much greater fame, produce more than twenty albums, many of them successful, generate more than 20 Top 20 singles hits (and more that fell under the Top 40), and lose the great Terry Kath to misfortune. They would win many awards including five Grammys. Needless to say, Chicago left an indelible mark on the history of Rock and Roll.
On August 30, Rhino Records will help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the eponymous debut with a reissue of the album. Chicago Transit Authority, with its three singles gave the debut album an incredible lifespan on the charts, keeping it there for an amazing 171 weeks. What will make this 50th Anniversary reissue stand apart from the other reissues of this title is that the music from the double album will be remixed for the occasion.
Chicago Transit Authority will be reissued on CD, DD, and vinyl 2LP sets.