Terry Kath (Terry Alan Kath)

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
One of the most influential yet underrated guitarists of all time, Terry Alan Kath was born on January 31, 1946 in Chicago, Ill. Musical practically from birth, Kath taught himself bass, drums, and guitar, and made the rounds in local bands, impressing everyone he met. Childhood friends included Walter Parazaider, Danny Seraphine and Jim Guercio. In early 1967, Parazaider, Kath, and Seraphine formed the nucleus of what would eventually become Chicago.

A true innovator, Kath experimented endlessly with amps, guitars and equipment. While he possessed a rudimentary awareness of musical composition, he mostly just played by ear. Read more...