| April 28, 1969|
Blues rock, hard rock
| January 1969|
Robert Lamm - lead vocals, Hammond organ, Hohner Pianet
Terry Kath - fuzzed wah-wah electric guitar, backing vocals
Peter Cetera - bass, backing vocals
Danny Seraphine - drums, tambourine, maracas
Jimmy Pankow - trombone
Lee Loughnane - trumpet
Walt Parazaider - tenor saxophone
South California Purples Wikipedia
"South California Purples" is a song written and sung by Robert Lamm for the rock band Chicago and recorded for their debut album Chicago Transit Authority (1969).
The song quotes the opening line from The Beatles' "I Am the Walrus:""I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together."
A live version appears on 1971's Chicago at Carnegie Hall, lasting over fifteen minutes.