Most widely known for his use the popular music group Chicago, this songwriter, music arranger, and trombonist also performed with 3 Dog Night time, the Bee Gees, and Toto. He and his eight siblings was raised in Missouri and Illinois as the kids of musician Wayne Pankow. He started playing the trombone when he was simply eight years of age and subsequently analyzed music at both Quincy University and DePaul University or college. A founding person in Chicago, he penned such strike tunes as “Simply You ‘n’ Me,” “Make Me Smile,” and “DAYS OF THE PAST.” Along with his 1st wife, Karen Marie Green, he previously a daughter called Sarah and a child called Jonathan. His second relationship, to Jeanne Elisabeth Pacelli, led to a daughter called Lillian and a child called Carter. He and Eagles guitarist Don Felder experienced a close companionship.