It’s Peter Cetera’s birthday today (September 13)! He was born in 1944, which makes him 69 this year (2013). Here’s a recent picture of him:
He’s my favourite artist (one of two, at least), and I hope he won’t be embarrassed by this mini “playlist”.
This is the Japanese version of one of the songs on Chicago’s first album, The Chicago Transit Authority. It was released on a Japan-exclusive single in 1971. Chicago sings this version whenever they stop by in Japan.
Yo No Fui (Quien dijo adios) (1987)
Lowdown (Japanese version) (1972)
This is the second Chicago song to be translated into Japanese, this time from Chicago III, their third album. It was also released as a Japan-only single. This, and the Japanese version of “Questions 67 and 68”, were released on their non-canon live album Live in Japan.
Love Assistant (1984)
Alright, Peter Cetera doesn’t actually sing in a foreign language here, but it is a duet with Japanese singer Kawai Naoko / 河合 奈保子 . This was supposedly released on his Japan-only album “Stay With Me”.
Glory of Love (1986)
If you remember, this is my favourite song. The song itself isn’t in Japanese, but the music video is the Japanese version. The original video had clips from The Karate Kid, Part II, the movie in which the song was featured as the theme song.
Happy birthday, Peter Cetera!