Peter Cetera

Singer-bassist Peter Cetera's smooth tenor and precise delivery fueled some of the biggest soft rock and adult contemporary hits of the 1970s and 1980s, both as a member of Chicago and as a solo artist with such mellow ... Read more »
Born: 09/13/1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Music (14)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("If You Leave Me Now") (Song)

A Lot Like Love 2005 (Movie)

("If You Leave Me Now") (Song)

Kicking & Screaming 2005 (Movie)

("You're the Inspiration") (Song)

Baywatch 1989 - 1990, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Song Performer

Goodbye Lover 1999 (Movie)

("Do You Love Me That Much") (Song Performer)

Three Kings 1999 (Movie)

("If You Leave Me Now") (Song)

The All-Star Salute to Our Troops 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

("No Explanation") (Song Performer)

Chances Are 1989 (Movie)

("After All (Love Theme to Chances Are)") (Song Performer)

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

("Daddy's Girl") (Song Performer)

The Karate Kid Part II 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

The Karate Kid Part II 1986 (Movie)

("The Glory of Love (Theme from 'The Karate Kid Part II')") (Song Performer)

Two of A Kind 1983 (Movie)

("Prima Donna") (Song)
Actor (8)

Soundstage 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 23rd Annual American Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

Sidney Sheldon's Memories of Midnight 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

The American Music Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

Electra Glide in Blue 1973 (Movie)

Zemco (Actor)

Biography

Singer-bassist Peter Cetera's smooth tenor and precise delivery fueled some of the biggest soft rock and adult contemporary hits of the 1970s and 1980s, both as a member of Chicago and as a solo artist with such mellow ballads as "You're the Inspiration," "The Glory of Love" and "After All. " Cetera toiled in a variety of Chicago area garage bands before joining The Big Thing, a jazz/rock outfit that found fame as Chicago in the early 1970s. Cetera soon established himself within the band's ensemble arrangement with his blue-eyed soul inflection and penchant for gentle ballads like "If You Leave Me Now," which became the band's first No. 1 single in 1976. By the early 1980s, Cetera would become the dominant force in Chicago due to heartfelt hits like "You're the Inspiration" and "Love Me Tomorrow," which eventually prompted him to split with the group and launch a solo career. He proved immediately successful in this regard, earning a Grammy and Oscar nomination for "The Glory of Love" from the "Karate Kid Part II" (1986) soundtrack before mining more chart gold with such polished fare as "The Next Time I Fall" and "After All." Changing tastes in pop tastes ushered Cetera away from the charts in the early '90s, though he remained a much-loved concert attraction, where he recounted his biggest hits to a faithful audience. Cetera's distinctive voice and talent for memorable pop ballads preserved his status as one of the most popular romantic singers of the Seventies and beyond.

Milestones

Popular songs include "Glory Of Love" and "The Next Time I Fall".

Known for such albums as "Solitude/Solitaire" and "World Falling Down"

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