Peter Cetera und Carl Wilson

03.08.2022 17:26
#1 Peter Cetera und Carl Wilson
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Aus einem Beach Boys Forum. War für mich neu!


"Carl Wilson Of The Beach Boys And Peter Cetera Of Chicago Formed A Band Together In The Early 1980s. Unfortunately It Ended Up Falling Apart :
In a recent interview Peter Cetera made a statement that many music fans knew nothing about. When Cetera was asked about his friendship with the late Carl Wilson he spoke of a band that he formed with Carl in the early 1980s. And even though he didn’t give any name of what the band was to be called he gave the impression that it was going to be a trio with former Beach Boys’ drummer Ricky Fataar.
Looking back it shouldn’t be too surprising this was going to happen. The two musicians were obviously very close. Not only from the “Beachago” tour of the mid-1970s but also due to the fact that Carl had sung background vocals on one of Peter’s biggest songs with Chicago “Wishing You Were Here”. That is coupled with their connection to manager James William Guercio.
Also when you look at the late 1970s neither musician was happy in their well known bands. To say both groups were going through a dry spell is definitely an understatement. In 1980 both The Beach Boys and Chicago had released not only huge commercial flops, but also two albums that to this day are always front runners for the worst albums in their discographies. (“Keepin’ The Summer Alive” and Chicago XIV”.)
In 1981 both Carl Wilson and Peter Cetera would release self titled solo albums. Both Carl Wilson and Ricky Fataar would contribute to Cetera’s solo record and co-writing a song called “I Can Feel It”, having such a great time working together that the three musicians would decide to form a band together. Unfortunately both solo records from Cetera and Wilson would flop giving both men the impression that a record company wouldn’t support them out of their well known bands, and both decided not to continue with the idea.
As history proves now their timing was just off. Carl would return to The Beach Boys and have some commercial success through the 1980s but mostly will continue as a nostalgia act. Peter Cetera would return to Chicago, team up with David Foster and become the superstar of the once faceless band. In 1985 Cetera would leave Chicago to give his solo career another shot and this time became a huge success.
Carl Wilson never had that chance. It had to be tough for him to see Cetera become such a huge success as a solo artist especially knowing what “could have been”, or if he had waited until the late 1980s to give his solo career a full fledged try. (Then again Brian’s 1988 solo album was a total flop so who knows.) But as with everything else he showed total class to his friend in interviews wishing him well and praising his talent.
It definitely would’ve been interesting to hear the music that Carl and Peter could’ve come up with. It’s also ironic that in the last years of his life Carl did form a trio with a member from the band Chicago but not Peter Cetera, it was Robert Lamm instead. The music that Carl would record with Lamm and Gerry Beckley would become some of the best he made in his career. Unfortunately though that music also wasn’t given the promotional tools it needed to become successful.
Something tells me had Carl lived that he would’ve given his solo career one more shot. Granted it most likely wouldn’t have come anywhere close to Cetera’s solo success, but definitely would’ve given us better material than his first two solo outputs.
It’s a shame we never got to see or hear it."


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04.08.2022 08:14
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#2 RE: Peter Cetera und Carl Wilson
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Hatte ich so detailliert noch nicht gewusst. Sehr schade, dass nichts daraus wurde.

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04.08.2022 10:32
#3 RE: Peter Cetera und Carl Wilson
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Es war wohl von der Plattenfirma gewollt. Man wollte nicht die Beach Boys und auch Chicago gefährden. Auf Peters erstem Soloalbum hört man dennoch, was daraus hätte entstehen können. Ich liebe dieses Album immer noch sehr. Das war besser, als das was Chicago in den Jahren davor an Alben abgeliefert hat.


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04.08.2022 10:55
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#4 RE: Peter Cetera und Carl Wilson
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Ja, Peter's erstes Soloalbum 💘 ich auch. Es war sein bestes Solowerk.

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08.08.2022 16:28
#5 RE: Peter Cetera und Carl Wilson
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Das erste Soloalbum war schön rockig, die anderen hatten natürlich große Songs und Hits, aber sie waren eben sehr synthesiserlastig, wie vieles in den 80ern.


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