Booking REO Speedwagon
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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 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 , 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.