The Love Of My Life
Recording Artist: Robert Lamm
Writers: Robert Lamm
Jim Vallance
Date Written: February 1995/ Vancouver
Albums: In My Head (1999)
  Robert Lamm - vocals, keyboards
John Van Eps - keyboards, bass, drum programming
  Recorded at Smythe Studios and Back Pocket Studios (New York). Recorded and mixed by Stephane Guyot.
When I owned Armoury Studios, one of our recording clients was the group "Chicago" (with my good friend Bruce Fairbairn producing). It was December 1994, and Chicago were recording in the big room at the back of the studio, while I was in the smaller suite at the front, writing songs with Ozzy Osbourne.

I'm a huge fan of Ozzy and Chicago, so I felt like a kid in a candy store!

One evening we all went out for dinner: myself, my wife Rachel, the guys from Chicago, Ozzy, and Bruce Fairbairn. What a night! After 35 years in the music business my wife and I still count that as one of our most fun and memorable experiences, ever. Jimmy Pankow and Ozzy are funnier than John Cleese and Robin Williams, and together they had us all in stitches for the whole evening. I've never laughed so hard in my life!

A few days later Robert Lamm came into my office, after Ozzy had gone home for the day. He asked me if I'd consider writing some songs with him. I was floored! I've been a Chicago fan since I was seventeen. If you'd told me in 1979 that one day I'd meet Robert Lamm, and he'd want to write with me, I would have died on the spot.

A month or two later Robert flew up from LA, and we spent a week together. One of the songs we wrote was "Love Of My Life", which Robert recorded for his 1999 solo album "In My Head".

Robert is one of the nicest people I've met ... a true gentleman and a class act.  Not to mention one of the most distinctive voices in the music industry!