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Terry Kath

Kath in 1969
Background information
Birth name Terry Alan Kath
Born (1946-01-31)January 31, 1946
Chicago, Illinois
Died January 23, 1978(1978-01-23) (aged 31)
Woodland Hills, California
Genres Rock, hard rock, blues rock, jazz rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter

bass guitar

Years active 1963–1978
Associated acts Chicago
Website Official website
Notable instruments
Fender Telecaster
Fender Stratocaster
Gibson SG
Gibson Les Paul Professional

But then there was Hendrix, man. Jimi was really the last cat to freak me. Jimi was playing all the stuff I had in my head. I couldn't believe it, when I first heard him. Man, no one can ever do what he did with a guitar. No one can ever take his place.
Terry Kath
I just get all jacked up when we start cooking.
Sometimes I'll be playing along and find I'm missing the strings. I'll worry about it for days until I notice that the pick has worn down to half its size.
Terry Kath
I'm too busy playing to worry about the movement or the fingerboard.
Well, first I'd want a better vibrato.
This guy kept telling us that rock was the big thing, everyone's talking about the big thing, our band was the big thing. So he made us change our name to The Big Thing. Can you believe that?!
Terry Kath
About the only other thing I'd want would be a wider neck. My fingers are so fat that sometimes I deaden the string next to the one I'm fretting.
Terry Kath
After The Ventures I dug Johnny Smith quite a bit.