Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below
Posted by: Scott Watson ()
Date: March 19, 2013 04:42AM

I stand corrected.

Taken from www.allmusic.com:

Three bands were the undisputed arena rock kings of the early '80s -- Styx, Journey, and REO Speedwagon -- yet all weren't overnight success stories (in fact, each group began pursuing different musical styles originally -- prog rock, fusion, and straight-ahead hard rock, respectively, before transforming slowly into chart-topping mainstream rockers). REO Speedwagon first formed in 1968, via a pair of University of Illinois students, keyboardist Neal Doughty and drummer Alan Gratzer. After graduation, the group signed on with then-unknown manager Irving Azoff (who would later guide the careers of such multi-platinum acts as the Eagles and Steely Dan), which led to the outfit building a devoted following in the Midwest due to nonstop touring. By the early '70s, Doughty and Gratzer had welcomed aboard guitarist Gary Richrath, who would soon prove to be the group's spark plug (and one of rock's more underrated players), in addition to bassist Gregg Philbin and singer Terry Luttrell. It was this lineup to be featured on the quintet's 1971 self-titled debut recording for Epic Records.

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REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 447 Scott Watson 03/18/2013 09:19PM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 229 Doug Wolfgang 03/18/2013 10:41PM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below154 Scott Watson 03/19/2013 04:42AM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 140 Terry K. 03/19/2013 05:34AM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 131 Doug Wolfgang 03/19/2013 08:42AM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 106 Terry K. 03/19/2013 08:47AM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 120 Doug Wolfgang 03/19/2013 08:54AM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 137 Captain Can Man 03/19/2013 09:06AM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 92 Terry K. 03/19/2013 10:45AM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 96 Captain Can Man 03/19/2013 02:05PM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 84 Daredevil 03/19/2013 06:04PM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 88 Captain Can Man 03/19/2013 08:46PM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 73 Daredevil 03/20/2013 02:08AM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 87 Scott Watson 03/19/2013 07:05PM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 83 Captain Can Man 03/19/2013 08:44PM
Re: REO Kevin vs Gary Thread Below 60 Scott Watson 03/20/2013 06:57PM


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