CHICAGO: Help Fund a Film About Late Guitarist
The daughter of Terry Kath is trying to raise money to make a film about him.
Michelle Kath, the daughter of the late Chicago guitarist Terry Kath, is trying to raise money to finish a film about her father. She has started a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of reaching her goal of $40,000 and has collected just under $17,000 as of today (Thursday).
Michelle says, “The idea to make a film about my father came to me many years ago when, in looking through old photos of him, I realized that I didn’t know his full story. I’ve since learned that his is the quintessential story of an all-American boy raised in the Midwest, who, at a young age, picks up a guitar, falls in love with it and goes on to become a famous ’70s rock star. With all the highs and lows that come along with success, my father’s life ended suddenly before my third birthday.”
Among those who have been interviewed for the film are members of Chicago, Joe Walsh, Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots and others.
Kath shot and killed himself in 1978 thinking a gun he’d put to his temple wasn’t loaded. He was 31.