The Real Rock & Roll
Hall Of Fame: Chicago Q&A
The brass-handed American visionaries who pulled the 1960s into the 1970s.
When the band formed in 1967, how big were you dreaming? Walter Parazaider (saxophone): We sat around my kitchen table on February fifteenth of 1967 and said: “Let’s make a band that’s the best in the world.” My idea was to make horns an integral part of a rock band. In that sense, we blazed the trail. We had lofty ideas and hopes. We were young and ignorant.