R.I.P. Leon Ware

We had several collaborations, and Leon recorded, most notably, “Love is a Simple Thing” (Marcos Valle/ Robert Lamm) which is on “Inside is Love” album (1979).

Leon and I were headed in opposite directions by 1982, but the couple of songs we never finished were something cool.

I am working on an arrangement of “Love is a Simple Thing” for Chicago’s next album.

R.I.P. Leon

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  • Robert and Chicago appeared on a Marcos Valle record from the early 80s. He recorded his own version of Baby Don't Stop Me, the first track on the album, which Ware co-wrote with PC and Laudir. You'll hear the Chi Horns on this one, and also Robert plays Fender Rhodes on Sei Lá (Get Up), maybe others. I can't find the full credit for this album, but check it out!  


  • Sorry for this loss. Didn't know this artist before: he's great! Nice to hear that you are working on an arrangement of "Love is a Simple Thing". 2017 is announcing as a great year: prolific for you and, a gift for the people who love your songs.

  • Robert, sorry to hear of the loss of yet another fellow music collaborator.  Thank you for introducing me and others to this admired composer's work.  I am pleased to hear that you and your Chicago bandmates continue to work on new music for another album...too much talent to waste if your creative juices are flowing.   Your upcoming solo album will also be a treasure.  Finally, congratulations on your deserved Songwriter Hall of Fame honor!     

  • Great memory Robert. Thanks for sharing. I'm very happy to hear about 37. 

    Leon Ware's website is something special to check out for everyone to learn about his music and legacy. - Official Website 

  • I'm sure sorry to hear this! May he RIP!! And in the meantime it will be so cool to hear Love is a simple thing for the next Chicago album!!
  • Robert!
    I'm so sorry for your loss!
    It will be nice to hear Love Is A Simple Thing. I hope someday you finish the other songs you worked on together. It can be a tribute of some sorts to Leon Ware.
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