Oct 21, 2022 - News

Readers decide the best Chicago band is ... Chicago

Photo of a rock band posing.

Chicago poses at the Isle of Wight festival in London, 1970. Photo: Ian Showell/Keystone/Getty Images

Baby, what a big surprise! We started with 16 of the (8). and today we crown the champion: Chicago.

Backstory: Founded by DePaul students in 1967, the band's early name was "Chicago Transit Authority," which it had to shorten after a cease and desist order from the CTA.

  • This history was enshrined on the walls of the Demon Dogs under the Fullerton L before the CTA ironically tore it down for renovations.

In our contest, the band defeated Styx in a landslide (80%-20%).

ğŸŽ¸ As an early Halloween treat, we've compiled a Spotify playlist of all the bands featured in our contest. Enjoy!

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