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Forgotten Heroes: Terry Kath

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Forgotten Heroes: Terry Kath

Must-Watch Moments
Over the course of the decade he toured with Chicago before his untimely death, founding guitarist Terry Kath saw the band reach great heights, including its first Grammy and 10 chart-topping albums. This footage shows Kath and company at their most inspired.

On this 1970 live version of the band’s most famous tune, Kath absolutely wails on an orange S-style guitar. The fantastically unhinged solo begins at 2:30.

In this rare black-and-white footage, Kath lays the wah licks on heavy, using his signature guitar “vocals” to accent the lead vocals.

Kath sings lead vocals on the first track of Chicago Transit Authority, which he wrote.

Kath’s slick rhythm work throughout this bluesy mid-tempo tune is treated with a phase shifter.

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