Gary Richrath

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Birthday
18, 1949
Birthplace
Peoria, IL
Death Date
Sep 13, 2015 (65)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
18, 1949
Birthplace
Peoria, IL
Death Date
Sep 13, 2015 (65)

About

Former guitarist and songwriter for rock band REO Speedwagon from 1970 to 1989.

Before Fame

He was a local guitarist in Peoria, Illinois, writing material that went on to become REO Speedwagon's catalog.

Trivia

Though best known as a guitarist, he was featured as a vocalist on several REO Speedwagon tracks, including "(Only A) Summer Love."

Family Life

He was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois.

Associated With

He and lead singer Kevin Cronin experienced great success with REO Speedwagon.