Friday At The Fillmore ~ Chicago Transit Authority ~ South California Purples

Written by Robert Lamm.

Performed & Recorded Aug. 17, 1969 at the Fillmore West.

Peter Cetera – bass, vocals
Terry Kath – guitar, vocals
Robert Lamm – keyboard, vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, vocals
James Pankow – trombone
Walter Parazaider – woodwinds, vocals
Danny Seraphine – drums

This was my favorite song along with ” Poem 58 ” from the very early days of CTA for the obvious reasons of the blues attributes. It was also an easy riff to play on my acoustic. But reality is that entire first double album they put out in April of 1969 contained some mighty hits.

The real Chicago Transit Authority threatened legal action if they didn’t change their Band’s name. Thus Chicago was born.

Chicago like of Blood, Sweat & Tears of the day managed to produce a combination of Rock, Blues & Jazz into a fantastic fusion of musical bliss.




(Fillmore removed by YT, replaced by Carnegie Hall performance, but on Fillmore album below)


Oh what the hell sit back and engage your mind into a Time Machine going back to the psychedelic 1960s.

Here is the Whole Fillmore West Album. Take your pick and catch your favorite. It starts off with Poem 58.




May all of you have a Blessed Good Friday that comes with Peace.


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