24: The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace

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Entered Top 40s: 5 September 1974
Entry Point: 35
Highest Chart: 1
Weeks In: 22
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It is said that this song has absolutely no basis in fact – the East side of Chicago doesn’t exist (it is a lake) and the events that are described never happened.


It’s just a catchy number that was released in my early high school days and was therefore one of those songs that we used to listen to 3XY and other stations in our youth. Takes you back to some good times …