HB Terry Kath!

Celebrating genius guitarist Terry Kath's birthday today! 


1/31/46 - 1/23/78

So why do I believe he was a genius guitarist? Check out his solo that begins at the 2:04 mark and doesn't end until the 4:53 mark. If you play guitar, Terry's the one you should learn from.


Learn more about Terry and the other 47 musicians in my coffee table book, 
Everybody I Shot Is Dead.

Happy Birthday, Danny Seraphine!

I'm always happiest when I can celebrate the birthday of a living musician and today is Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine's day.

I shot this photograph of Danny at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta, with Terry Kath and James Pankow. 



It's unusual to find a video that focuses on the drummer, which is why i picked it. Not the greatest camera moves here but the shooter is obviously a huge fan of Danny, so much so that the camera even panned to and stayed on Danny in the middle of Terry Kath's guitar solo.


Check out my book to see more photos of Terry Kath and Chicago.

Terry Kath

I imagine that the majority of you reading this post have no idea who Terry Kath is, and if that's the case, I am thrilled to introduce you to him. Terry is quite possibly the finest guitar player to ever grace this planet. He was the heart and soul of Chicago until his untimely death in 1978, just 8 days before his 32nd birthday. He was also Jimi Hendrix's favorite guitar player, saying Terry was better than him. Hendrix even had CTA open for him on several dates in the Spring of 1969, so he could watch and listen to Terry play.

Happy 69th Birthday, Terry!


Watch and listen to this video and you'll see/hear what I'm talking about...