Chicago Transit Authority

1969 seems like a long time ago…

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But some of the echoes from 1969 are sweeter than ever.

Leonid & Friends

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Leonid & Friends

I’m A Man
Leonid & Friends

For these sweet echoes I have to thank Leonid Vorobyev and his friends.

Leonid graduated from East Siberian Institute of Culture as a Choir Conductor.

He had been working in various bands as a bass player and a singer when in 1989 he chose studio operations as his main interest and began a career as a record-mix engineer and sound producer.

He has been working as a music producer, sound engineer, composer, and musician for about 30 years. Many Russian bands and singers have passed through his hands and ears.

At the end of 2014, Leonid decided to give himself a gift to celebrate his retirement by recording a cover version of Chicago’s song Brand New Love Affair.

No charts or scores of the song existed so he transcribed the musical source by ear, called upon his friends and recorded the song.

What happened when the song was released surprised everyone and was the start of the new project ‘Leonid & Friends’.

Leonid & Friends

Chicagovich – Leonid & Friends
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Chicagovich II – Leonid & Friends
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Leonid & Friends: The Story So Far – Dick Laing

Enjoy your weekend…

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4 Responses to Chicago Transit Authority

  1. Tim, Oh that’s incredible – thanks 🙂

  2. THX1138 says:

    Years ago, I did a contract programmer gig with CTA, so I had to look. I’m glad I did. Thanks.

  3. Yry says:

    It’s hurting me too much 🙂 What incredible years! Thank you Tim

  4. malagabay says:

    Leonid & Friends US Autumn Tour 2019

    October 17 – Wilmington, DE – Grand Opera House
    October 18 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
    October 19 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head Onstage
    October 22 – Warrendale, PA – Jergels
    October 24 – Lebanon, OH – Miami Valley Gaming Casino
    October 25 – Newark, OH – Midland Theatre
    October 29 – Nashville, TN – 3rd and Lindsley

    November 1 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
    November 2 – Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster Ice House
    November 3 – Woodlands, TX – Dosey Doe
    November 6 – Sacramento, CA – The Crest Theater
    November 8 – San Francisco, CA – The Great American Music Hall
    November 13 – Portland, OR – The Aladdin Theater
    November 14 – Seattle, WA – Nordstrom Recital Hall
    November 18 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Solana Beach
    November 20 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
    November 21 – Gilbert, AZ – Higley Center
    November 22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Orleans
    November 23 – St. George, UT – Dixie State University (Cox Auditorium)
    November 26 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
    November 29 – Rochester, MN – Mayo Civic Center
    November 30 – Sheboygan, WI – Weill Center

    December 1 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
    December 5 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
    December 6 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theater
    December 7 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theater
    December 8 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Parker Playhouse
    December 11 – Naples, FL – Artis Naples (Daniels Pavilion)

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