In Canada, "Chicago" peaked at number The title and lyrics of the song refer to the anti-Vietnam War protests that took place during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the subsequent trial of the Chicago Eightwhere protest leaders were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot. Chicago - Graham Nash - Chicago / Simple Man first line of the song, "So your brother's bound and gagged, and they've chained him to a chair", refers to Black Panther leader Bobby Seale the sole African-American defendant, who was gagged and chained to a chair in the courtroom following repeated outbursts in protest of rulings by Judge Julius Hoffman.
The line "Won't you please come to Chicago just to sing? Daleywho was notoriously antagonistic towards anti-war protesters. InAustralian band Sherbet recorded an extended version of Chicago for their album On With The Showwhich went for over 10 minutes.
In AugustPink Chicago - Graham Nash - Chicago / Simple Man 's David Gilmour released an online version, titled "Chicago - Change the World", on which he sang and played guitar, bass and keyboards, to promote awareness of the plight of Gary McKinnon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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