Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944) is the former lead vocalist, songwriter and bass player for the band, Chicago. Some of the familiar Chicago hits that he wrote or co-wrote include “Lowdown”, “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day”, “If You Leave Me Now” (a number one hit in 1976 and Grammy Award winner), “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”, “Stay the Night”, and “You’re the Inspiration”.
He has had a successful solo career since leaving the band in mid-1985. His solo hits include two number ones: “The Glory of Love” (theme from the movie, The Karate Kid, Part II), and “The Next Time I Fall” (duet with Amy Grant). He also had two other Top Ten hits: “One Good Woman”, and “After All” (duet with Cher, from the movie Chances Are).
In 1991, he co-wrote “Voices That Care” along with David Foster, a song which was performed by various artists in support of US troops during the Gulf War.
After a four-year hiatus, he issued World Falling Down, his final release for Warner Bros.; One Clear Voice followed in 1995. In 1997, Cetera released You’re the Inspiration, a collection of past hits and new material. Cetera stepped out of the limelight for a few years to enjoy his life and his family, and returned in 2001 with Another Perfect World.