Chasing the Dragon: How Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Danny Seraphine Still Gets Lost in the Groove
High school dropout Danny Seraphine, thought his dreams of a life in Music had slipped through his fingers. This is the implausible tale of how one of the most gifted & instinctual drummers in Rock N Roll history almost traded his drumsticks for nightsticks — nearly choosing to become a WiseGuy for The Outfit instead (the notorious mob that ran Chicago for decades). But in that fateful Moment of Decision, Danny found himself able to turn his life around and went on to become Co-Founder of the legendary band CHICAGO — selling over 120 million albums, and becoming one of world’s best-selling bands of all time.
On this very special episode of Moment To Moment, sit back & relax as living legend Danny Seraphine openly talks about his life growing up in Chicago, his personal craft in creating such innovative music, and how he might describe his signature sound, all the while sharing about his unrelenting pursuit of being open to a larger universal & creative energy that is available to anyone who may have enough courage to “let go” and get lost in the groove.
Born & raised Chicago, IL, Danny Seraphine started playing drums at the age of 9. By 15 he was good enough to be offered a spot to play with Dick Clark’s band (Jimmy Ford and the Executives), where he’d first meet Walt Parazaider and Terry Kath, ultimately becoming friends and forming their own band. CHICAGO played together for 23 years, during which they were nominated for and won multiple Grammy Awards before Seraphine parted with the band in 1990. Since then he released his autobiography Street Player: My Chicago Story, and continues to make music and travel the world.