It is a very sad day for everyone in the STYX family as their sound engineer, Gary Loizzo who put his touch on STYX albums from the 70's, 80's 90's & more has passed away. Loizzo was also the lead singer in the band, THE AMERICAN BREED
Gary Loizzo, who had a Top 10 hit in 1967 with “Bend Me, Shape Me” as the lead singer of the American Breed, died on Saturday (Jan. 16). In addition to his recording career, he owned Pumpkin Studios, where he engineered many hit albums by Styx, and had also been Styx’s live soundman for many years. Loizzo was 70, and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer for the past two-and-a-half years.
Gary Loizzo (left) was the lead singer of the band American Breed as well as a recording engineer for bands such as REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Bad Company. He died of pancreatic cancer on Jan. 16. He was 70. (Photo: Facebook)
The American Breed – Bend Me, Shape Me (1968): The American Breed was a male quartet (Al Ciner, Gary Loizzo, Lee Grazanio and Chuck Colbern) that scored a Top Ten hit with their Bend Me, Shape Me single in 1968. This was their second of five album releases plus “Best Of” albums. I found this album to be surprisingly entertaining. Favorite tracks: Bend Me, Shape Me*Something You’ve Got*Don’t Make Me Leave You*Green Light*Don’t It Make You Cry. I enjoyed them on vinyl today, 12/14/2016. Rating…
Gary Alexander Loizzo (August 16, 1945 – January 16, 2016) was an American guitarist, singer, recording engineer, and record producer. He is best known for being the lead singer with The American Breed. He died of pancreatic cancer.
Gary Alexander Loizzo (August 16, 1945 – January 16, 2016) was an American guitarist, singer, recording engineer, and record producer. He is best known for being the lead singer with The American Breed. Loizzo died of PANCREATIC CANCER on January 16, 2016, aged 70.
Gary Loizzo, the lead singer of the 1960s pop-rock band The American Breed died Saturday, January 16, at the age of 70. According to a obituary posted by the Illinois funeral home where a serves was being held for him, the cause of death was pancreatic cancer, which Loizzo battled for three years. The American [...]