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BLACK & WHITE: Was recorded "Live" at the legendary, Cowtown Ballroom in Kansas City, MO. BLACK & WHITE is a CD of the solo, live show by Chet Nichols on the evening of September 11, 1972. Chet was the Opening Act that evening for the esteemed Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra. This show marked the first time a Philharmonic Orchestra had ever performed in a rock 'n' roll venue. Chet's prodigy instrumental roots started at age 7, when he began playing cello & piano. Within 2 years, he was competing in classical instrumental competitions. He never lost a competition. At the age of 13 and 14, he was the Concert Master leading the Chicago Archdiocese orchestra as a first-cellist, which was a great honor since the Concert Master was typically placed on the first violinist. Chet's father was a Nationally renowned Opera Singer in Chicago. His mother, also a great singer, and father met in a church choir and they married and had 4 very creative children. So, singing was always a big part of his upbringing. Needless to say, Chet was incredibly honored when asked to "open" for the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra, with just his guitar and voice.