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Robert Lamm was raised in Brooklyn under the musical influence of his parents’ jazz collection. The interest in music deepened in him when he became a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. At the age of 15, after his parents divorced he moved to Chicago, Illinois alongside his mother. Later, he enrolled at Roosevelt University in which he studied classical music, music theory and composition. In 1967, he became the 6th founding member of Rock with Horns band, an experimental band that had soon “broken new musical ground, set trends, fallen into disfavor”, changed its name to Chicago and made its way into the history of the music. This engagement was a launching board for Robert Lamm’s music career, and also provided the basis for his overall net worth.

In 1969 their debut album “Chicago Transit Authority” was released, and as Robert Lamm was the songwriter of the majority of the songs and also “in charge” of pianos, organs, maracas, lead and backing vocals, he was unofficially named the band’s leader. In the course of the next decade, the band was releasing one album annually, and each of these was a huge commercial success, adding millions of dollars to Robert Lamm’s net worth.

In 1974, Robert Lamm released his first solo album, “Skinny Boy”. Following the success of previous Chicago’s releases, Robert’s solo debut was also a commercial success, which certainly positively impacted his net worth.

Robert continued to develop his solo career parallel to Chicago’s activities, and after 1991 his solo albums began to appear more often. Apart from these, Lamm also formed a band with Gerry Beckley and Carl Wilson, simply named BeckleyLammWilson. The trio performed and recorded ‘til 1998, when Wilson died of lung cancer, although in 2000 the trio’s album “Like a Brother” was released.

Since their beginnings, Chicago has released over 150 albums, including studio albums, live versions, compilations and even bootleg versions. Throughout his solo career, Robert Lamm has also released 12 studio albums so far.

Robert Lamm has served as Stanford University’s guest lecturer on music production, as well as a songwriting lecturer at New York University, adding somewhat to his income.

When it comes to Robert Lamm’s personal life, it is as thrilling as his career – he has married four times, firstly in 1970 exchanging vows with Karen Perk, but they divorced after just a year. In 1976, Robert Lamm married Julie Ann Nini with whom he had his first child before they divorced in 1981. Alex Donnelley was married to Robert between 1985 and 1991, and they got two children. Since 1991, Robert has been married to Joy Kopko.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Robert Lamm
  • Net Worth: $20 Million
  • Date Of Birth: October 13, 1944
  • Place Of Birth: Brooklyn, New York United States
  • Profession: Record producer, Singer, Keyboard Player, Songwriter, Film Score Composer, Actor, Film producer
  • Education: Roosevelt University
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Karen Lamm (m. 1970–1971), Julie Nini (m. 1976–1981), Alex Donnelley (m. 1985–1991), Joy Kopko (m. 1991)
  • Children: Sacha Lamm, Kate Lamm, Sean Lamm
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  • Music Groups: Chicago


  • In addition to touring with Earth Wind & Fire, Lamm and Chicago have just completed recording “Chicago XXX”, which is tentatively set for release in the spring of 2006. Lamm is also preparing to tour on his own. [September 2005]
  • He and Chicago were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6438 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • Has a daughter, Sacha, with Julie Nini. Has daughters, Kate and Sean, with Alex Donnelley.
  • Lamm’s second wife, Julie Nini, is the sister of Peter Cetera’s first wife, Diane Nini. Both sang background vocals on “Chicago VII”.
  • He played a truck driver who helped Peter in the music video “Stay The Night” by Chicago.
  • Keyboardist and lead vocalist for the band Chicago. He has composed many of the band’s most classic hits.


Title Year Status Character
Mike & Mike 2013-2015 TV Series writer – 6 episodes
Better Call Saul 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special writer: “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, “Beginnings”, “Saturday in the Park”
American Hustle 2013 writer: “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is”
Clear History 2013 TV Movie writer: “25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday in the Park”, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010-2013 TV Series writer – 42 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series writer – 6 episodes
Fringe 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
My Name Is Earl 2005 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Stella Shorts 1998-2002 2002 Video writer: “Saturday in the Park”
The Sopranos 2002 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Exit Wounds 2001 writer: “Throw Your Hands Up”
Little Nicky 2000 writer: “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, “Saturday in the Park”
Freaks and Geeks 2000 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Northern Exposure 1994 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1993 TV Series writer – 1 episode
My Girl 1991 writer: “SATURDAY IN THE PARK”
The Spirit of ’76 1990 writer: “Saturday In The Park”
Saturday Night Live 1979 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Innes Book of Records 1979 TV Series writer: “Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?”
Cherry Truckers 1976 writer: “25 or 6 to 4” – uncredited
The Graham Kennedy Show 1975 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Honolulu Hustle 1974 writer: “Poem 58” – uncredited
Rollin’ on the River 1972 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Title Year Status Character
The Yule Tide Good Samaritan 2011 Short Band Member
Omega Cop 1990 Scavenger
Title Year Status Character
Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago 2015 Documentary executive producer post-production
Title Year Status Character
Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago 2015 Documentary post-production
Clear History 2013 TV Movie Himself (Chicago Band Member)
Chicago World Tour 2011: Backstage Pass 2012 Video Himself
Chicago Presents an Evening of Holiday Music and Greatest Hits 2011 Documentary Himself
Chicago and Me 2011 Short Himself
The Best Hit USA 2010 TV Series Himself
The Early Show 2009 TV Series Himself
The Chris Isaak Hour 2009 TV Series Himself – Keyboards, Vocals
Private Sessions 2008 TV Series Himself
Live by Request: Chicago 2002 TV Special Performer
Chicago in Concert at the Greek Theatre 1993 TV Special Himself – Keyboards and Vocals
Duke Ellington… We Love You Madly 1973 TV Special Himself


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