Peter Cetera

1944 - Today

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Peter Paul Cetera ( sə-TERR-ə; born September 13, 1944) is an American retired singer, songwriter, and bassist best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago (1967–1985), before launching a successful solo career. His career as a recording artist encompasses 17 albums with Chicago and eight solo albums.With "If You Leave Me Now", a song written and sung by Cetera on the group's tenth album, Chicago garnered its first Grammy Award. It was also the group's first number one single.As a solo artist, Cetera has scored six Top 40 singles, including two that reached number one on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in 1986, "Glory of Love" and "The Next Time I Fall." "Glory of Love", the theme song from the film The Karate Kid Part II (1986), was co-written by Cetera, David Foster, and Diane Nini, and was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for best original song from a motion picture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Cetera has received more than 3,593,306 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Peter Cetera is the 747th most popular musician (up from 806th in 2019), the 3,823rd most popular biography from United States (up from 3,917th in 2019) and the 258th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Peter Cetera ranks 747 out of 2,675Before him are Eduard van Beinum, Bob Seger, Art Pepper, Paul Chambers, Holger Czukay, and Stephen Heller. After him are Corey Taylor, Aníbal Troilo, James Ingram, Billie Joe Armstrong, Francisco Canaro, and Gene Autry.

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Among people born in 1944, Peter Cetera ranks 254Before him are Phillip Allen Sharp, Robert Mueller, Mauro Piacenza, Jill Clayburgh, Peter Bieri, and David Trimble. After him are Susana Giménez, Divina Galica, Tom Okker, Boris Mikhailov, Élisabeth Badinter, and Jim Gray.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Peter Cetera ranks 3,823 out of 15,968Before him are Garret Hobart (1844), Don Nelson (1940), Tuesday Weld (1943), Frederick Wiseman (1930), Frank James (1843), and Rick Hoffman (1970). After him are Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898), Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977), Corey Taylor (1973), Ciara (1985), Julia Robinson (1919), and Tia Carrere (1967).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Peter Cetera ranks 258Before him are Richie Havens (1941), Jeff Hanneman (1964), Pink Anderson (1900), Bob Seger (1945), Art Pepper (1925), and Paul Chambers (1935). After him are Corey Taylor (1973), James Ingram (1952), Billie Joe Armstrong (1972), Gene Autry (1907), Mike Porcaro (1955), and Milt Jackson (1923).