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Chicago, 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

Chicago stands as one of America's must successful rock bands of any epoch in terms of both sales and longevity.

The statistics are simply staggering: Over a 46-year recording career, the band has issued 36 albums, sold well over 100 million records, and released 20 Top 10 pop and 22 Top 10 adult contemporary singles (15 of which broke the Top 10 on both charts). More on


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Archival Resources

Listed below are notable collections with materials related to Chicago from the Rock Hall's Archives. You can find more by searching our catalog here.

  • Walter Parazaider Chicago Collection
    The Walter Parazaider Chicago Collection, 1977, 1987, undated, consists of a Grammy Award Nomination for the band Chicago for Record of the Year, a handwritten musical score/chart for tenor sax for the song "Liberation," and a tour itinerary for Chicago.
  • Chicago Collection
    The Chicago Collection, 1967-2015, contains photographs, posters, tour itineraries, original lyrics, and programs complete the collection.
  • James Pankow Collection on Chicago
    The James Pankow Collection on Chicago contains the undated score and lyric sheet to the song "Old Days," written by James Pankow and recorded by the band Chicago. 


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