Musicians On Call is proud to welcome back Chicago to New York City for a benefit concert on November 19, 2012, at the legendary B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in Times Square. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, and exclusive meet-and-greets with the artists for our top sponsors.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Musicians On Call, an organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Since 1999, MOC volunteer musicians have performed for over 250,000 patients and their families. Your generosity helps support our Bedside Performance Programs and allows us to continue to make a difference in the lives of patients. When you support Musicians On Call, you're giving the gift of music. Sometimes that's the best medicine of all.
Starting in 1967, well before all the hits started flowing, Chicago established a reputation for its powerful live show. Fueled by a passion for music, Chicago's members exploded the conventions of what rock music could or should be. The result was a groundbreaking new form, played by extraordinarily talented musicians. Once the group began making records, fans rewarded the group with record sales of 100,000,000, 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive No. 1 albums, 11 No. 1 singles, and five Gold singles. An incredible 25 of the band's 32 albums have been certified platinum. To date, Chicago is the first American band to chart Top 40 albums in five decades - a landmark accomplishment.
Of course, in 1967, success was measured in more modest terms. Each member had learned a variety of styles while playing for the many different racial and ethnic groups that populate Chicago. This musical fusion struck the lovely chord that became Chicago. Paramount for this nascent group was creating a rock 'n' roll band with horns. Through it all, Chicago continues to be a true ambassador for its beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world.
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