Magazine article Guitar Player

Peer Tributes to Terry Kath and Chicago

Magazine article Guitar Player

Peer Tributes to Terry Kath and Chicago

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DAVE WAKEFIELD

Thank you, Joe Bosso, for your article on Terry Kath (March 2018), who we lost much too soon. He is really the guitarist I'd like to see return to earth from Rock and Roll heaven. Jimi was great, of course, but he was at the apogee of his skill and innovation when he passed, while Terry was surpassing Jimi with more versatile styles, and explorations of sounds and technologies. Terry gave Chicago balls, and made them a rock-jazz band. When he died, Chicago became a pop band. Terry deserves far more heralding.

DON WIGGINS

My story is can't be easily corroborated, but I'm still compelled to share it. In the '80s, I studied guitar with Stu Pearce, who taught out of his home on Adams Street in the Chicago suburb of Bellwood. Without a doubt, Stu was deserving of a "C.G.P. Award," he just never met Chet Atkins to collect it. Another student of Stu's was Terry Kath. …

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