Lowdown

Infobox Single
Name = Lowdown


Artist = Chicago
from Album = Chicago III
B-side = "Loneliness Is Just A Word"
Released = April 1971
Format = 7"
Recorded =
Genre = Rock
Length = 3:35
Label = Columbia Records
Writer = Peter Cetera, Danny Seraphine
Producer = James William Guercio
Certification =
Chart position =
* #35 (USA Hot 100)
Last single = Free (1971)
This single = Lowdown (1971)
Next single = Beginnings / Colour My World (1971)
"Lowdown" is a song written by Peter Cetera and Danny Seraphine for the rock band Chicago and recorded for their third album "Chicago III" (1971). It was the second single released from this album, and peaked at #35 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.


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