|Real Name/Full Name||Peter Paul Cetera|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Peter Cetera|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||13 September 1944|
|Age/How Old:||79 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 73Kg
In Pounds – 160 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father– Peter Paul Cetera
Mother – Margarita Cetera
|Siblings:||Kenny Cetera, Margret Cetera, Tim Cetera, James Cetera, Mary McCauley|
|School:||Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary|
|College:||Mendel Catholic Prep High School|
|Kids/Children Name:||Senna, Claire|
|Net Worth:||$50 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Peter Paul Cetera or Peter Cetera is a well-known songwriter and singer. There will hardly be a few people who do not know him or have not listened to his music. He is known for being the best known original member of the rock band Chicago. He is a singer who has done miracles in the world of music. His song carries beautiful messages and lines. But how did he become such a successful person, let’s explore about him.
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Biography and Early Life
Cetera was born on 13 September 1944 at Chicago, Illinois. He is the second child of his six siblings. He was born to Margarita Cetera, who was Hungarian, and Peter Paul Cetera, who was a Polish. His father used to work as a machinist while his mother was a housewife. He got a really supportive family who provided him with a positive environment.
His mother exposed him to the world of music as she used to sing while doing household chores though she wanted him to become a priest. While in school he realised his calibre in music, and he wanted to practise music. Later he joined a band of some older students from the school called ”The Rebel Rocker”, for this he bought an acoustic guitar and later got himself an electric bass.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Peter Cetera in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Peter Cetera’s age is 79 years old as of today’s date 22nd September 2023 having been born on 13 September 1944. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 160 lbs in Pound and 73kg in Kilograms.
Cetera’s mother wanted him to become a priest. Hence, he went to Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary for a year of high school. Later he transferred to Mendel Catholic Prep High School from where he graduated in 1962 and now is a “Notable Alumni” of the school.
He learned music from his mother, who always used to sing while doing her chores all the positive environment helped him realise his potential in music at a young age of 11.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Cetera got married in 1968 to Janice Sheely but soon got divorced in 1973 after being together for five years. After a year in 1972, he began a relationship with Diane Nini, and after dating for ten years they got married in 1982, and after a year in 1983 they were blessed with a daughter whom they named Claire, she is now an actress, singer and producer. Diane Nini divorced him in 1991.
After his second divorce, he stayed single for five years. Later in 1996, he began dating another woman named Blythe Weber, and in 1997 the couple welcomed their daughter whom they named Senna, he met Blythe Weber while she was working at River North Records/Platinum Entertainment. Senna is now a hit singer. After staying in the relationship for ten years, they broke up. After that, to date, Cetera did not date or marry anyone else. He is currently enjoying his retirement life.
Is Peter Cetera Gay?
Peter Cetera is not gay nor even bi as far as his sexuality is concerned. But he works for gay rights and fights for the discrimination faced by the LGBTQ community. He strongly believes that everyone should be treated equally and not get discriminated based on whom they love.
Cetera marked his journey of music in December 1967, where he witnessed a performance of a band named “the big thing” which later changed its name to “Chicago Transit Authority” which they shortened and called “Chicago”. Cetera, later joined the band and shared lead vocals on three of the eleven songs for the album “Question 67 & 68”, “I’m a man” and “someday”. By 1970 Cetera became the more prolific songwriter of the band and made many beautiful songs such as “happy man”, “wishing you were here” which were big hits.
By 1976 he appeared in a self-titled debut album by singer and songwriter Angelo.
Chicago’s popularity decreased by 1970 with the rise of disco music, which came to the point that the albums became the poorest-selling album. In 1981, Cetera introduced his first solo album for which he personally bought the rights from his previous contract with Columbia Records who denied releasing the albums. But that was an utter failure for which he said that he wasn’t promoted enough. The year 1982 marked as a come-back for the Chicago 16 with David Foster as their new producer and Cetera as lead singer.
With the success of his solo performance, Cetera decided to record another solo album as he was not interested in travelling extensively with the band. After leaving Chicago, he continued to achieve success by releasing many hits.
In November 2019, in a podcast interview with Mark Pattison, he declared his retirement and said that he wanted to retire since a long time before he loses his voice as he is tired of all the travelling and the hectic life, he said that he wanted to “learn how to be an out-of-work singer”.
A talented singer, Cetera got nominated and won many awards during his career life. Out those many awards achieved by him, some of them are:
1976 Grammy Award for the work “if you leave me now” (won)
1977 American Music Award for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal for the work “hard to say I’m sorry” (nominated
1984 Grammy Award for the best vocal arrangement for Two or More Voice for the work “hard habit to break” (nominated)
1987 American Video Award for the best new artist (won)
1994 ASCAP Pop Music Awards for most performed song songs for the work “restless heart” (won)
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Peter Cetera in 2023
As of 2023, Peter Cetera has a net worth of $50 million. It is of no surprise coming from such a famous and popular songwriter and singer who has gifted us with numerous beautiful works.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
Peter Cetera is a lefty, but he plays bass with the right hand. Hence, he is called “ambidextrous”.
He got nominated for Grammy Awards many times, but he won only once.
He was so enthusiastic when he was young and played music since a young age that by the age of 18, he once said, he had more money than his father.
He teaches children to play bass and teaches music.
As we saw from the life of the great singer Cetera, his life is like a roller-coaster ride full of ups and downs. But he never gave up on his music, and that determination made him what he is now. That will-power made him the best singer one have ever heard of and bought him many awards. He is the best example of hard-work, determination and perfection. He truly is an inspiration for all those who give-up because they faced a down-hill.