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On September 13, 2005.

On September 13, 2015, Gary Dean Richrath died aged 65. He was musician (guitar, slide guitar), singer, songwriter and producer, member of the band Suburban 9 to 5, but was best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter of REO Speedwagon (1970 – 1989). As leader, Richrath released one album.

On November 21, 1980.

On November 21, 1980, “Epic” label released “Hi Infidelity”, the ninth REO Speedwagon studio album. It was recorded June – October 1980, and was produced by Kevin Beamish, Kevin Cronin, Alan Gratzer, and Gary Richrath.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Cronin – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Gary Richrath – lead guitar
  • Neal Doughty – keyboards
  • Bruce Hall – lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Alan Gratzer – drums, backing vocals
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • He-Man Broken Hearts Club Choir – backing vocals
  • Tom Kelly – backing vocals
  • Richard Page – backing vocals
  • Kevin Beamish – engineer
  • Tom Cummings – assistant engineer
  • Kent Duncan, Greg Fulginiti, Jo Hansch – mastering
  • Kevin Cronin – arranger, programing, lyrics assistant
  • Kosh – art direction, design
  • Bobby Gordon – design
  • Aaron Rapoport – photography
  • Bobby Gordon – lightning design

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Let Him Go – Kevin Cronin
  2. Keep On Loving You – KevIn Cronin
  3. Follow My Heart – Tom Kelly, Gary Richrath
  4. In Your Letter – Gary Richracth
  5. Take It On the Run – Gary Richracht
  6. Tough Guys – Kevin Cronin
  7. Out of Season – Kevin Cronin, Tom Kelly
  8. Shakin’ It Loose – Gary Richracht
  9. Someone Tonight – Bruce Hall
  10. I Wish You Were There – Kevin Cronin

On August 30, 1990.

On August 30, 1990, “Epic” label released “The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken”, the thirteenth REO Speedwagon studio album. It was recorded September 1989 – May 1990 and was produced by Kevin Cronin and Tom Lord-Alge.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Cronin– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dave Amato– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Neal Doughty– keyboards
  • Jesse Harms– keyboards
  • Bruce Hall– bass, backing vocals
  • Bryan Hitt– drums

Track listing:

  1. Love Is a Rock – Kevin Cronin
  2. The Heart Survives – Kevin Cronin, Jesse Harms
  3. Live It Up – Jesse Harms
  4. All Heaven Broke Loose – Neal Doughty, Adrian Gurvitz, Jesse Harms
  5. Love in the Future – Kevin Cronin, Tom Kelly
  6. Half Way – Kevin Cronin, Jesse Harms, Mark Spiro
  7. Love to Hate – Jesse Harms
  8. You Won’t See Me – Kevin Cronin
  9. Can’t Lie to My Heart – Kevin Cronin, Diane Warren
  10. I.A.R. – Dave Amato, Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, Bryan Hitt
  11. Go for Broke – Dave Amato, Kevin Cronin, Bruce Hall, Jesse Harms

On March 16, 1978.

On March 16, 1978, “Epic” label released “You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can’t Tuna Fish”, the seventh REO Speedwagon studio album. It was recorded 1977–1978 at “Sound City Studios, Los Angeles, CA, vocals recorded at “Record Plant Studios” in Los Angeles, and “Paragon Recording Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Kevin Cronin, Gary Richrath, Paul Grupp and John Boylan.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Cronin– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Gary Richrath– lead and rhythm guitars
  • Neal Doughty– piano, Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer
  • Bruce Hall– bass
  • Alan Gratzer – drums
  • Lon Price – saxophone
  • Angelle Trosclair, Denise McCall, Denny Henson, Tom Kelly– backing vocals
  • Paul Grupp – engineer
  • John Boylan– executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Cronin, except where noted.

  1. Roll With the Changes
  2. Time for Me to Fly
  3. Runnin’ Band – Debbie Mackron, Gary Richrath
  4. Blazin’ Your Own trail Again
  5. Sing to Me – Gary Richracht
  6. Lucky for You – Kevin Cronin, Gary Richrath
  7. Do You Know Where Your Woman is Tonight – Gary Richrath
  8. The Unidentified Flying Tuna Trot – Gary Richrath
  9. Say You Love Me or Say Goodnight – Kevin Cronin, Gary Richrath

On April 3, 2007.

On April 3, 2007, “Speedwagon Recordings” and “Mailboat Records” labels released “Find Your Own Way Home”, the fifteenth REO Speedwagon studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Joe Vannelli and Kevin Cronin.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Cronin– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dave Amato– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Neal Doughty– keyboards
  • Bruce Hall– bass, backing vocals
  • Bryan Hitt– drums
  • Joe Vannelli– keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Cronin, except where noted.

  1. Smilin’ in the End
  2. Find Your Own Way Home
  3. I Needed to Fail
  4. Dangerous Combination – Kevin Cronin, Jim Peterik
  5. Lost in the Road of Love
  6. Another Lifetime – Dave Amato, Kevin Cronin, Bruce Hall, Bryan Hitt
  7. Run Away Baby
  8. Everything You Feel
  9. Born to Love You – Bruce Hall
  10. Let My Love Find You

 

In December 1972.

On December 1972, “Epic” label released “R.E.O./T.W.O.”, the second REO Speedwagon studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Columbia Studios” in Nashville, and was produced by Paul Leka and Billy Rose II.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Cronin- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Gary Richrath- lead guitar
  • Neal Doughty- keyboards
  • Gregg Philbin – bass, backing vocals
  • Alan Gratzer – drums, backing vocals
  • Boots Randolph – saxophone
  • Kelly Bowen, Tomi Lee Bradly – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Let Me Ride – Kevin Cronin
  2. How the Story Goes – Gary Richrath
  3. Little Queenie – Chuck Berry
  4. Being Kind (Can Hurt Someone Sometimes) – Kevin Cronin
  5. Music Man – Kevin Cronin
  6. Like You Do – Gary Richrath
  7. Flash Tan Queen – Gary Richrath
  8. Golden Country – Gary Richrath

 

In October 1974.

In October 1974, “Epic” label released “Lost in a Dream”, the fourth REO Speedwagon studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Bill Halverson.

Personnel:

  • Mike Murphy – lead vocals
  • Gary Richrath– guitar, lead vocals
  • Neal Doughty– keyboards
  • Gregg Philbin – bass, backing vocals
  • Alan Gratzer – drums, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Give Me a Ride (Roller Coaster) – Mike Murphy
  2. Throw the Chains Away – Gary Richrath
  3. Sky Blues – Neal Doughty
  4. You Can Fly – Mike Murphy
  5. Lost in a Dream – Bruce Hall, Mike Murphy
  6. Down by the Dam – Gary Richrath
  7. Do Your Best – Mike Murphy
  8. Wild as the Western Wind – Gary Richrath
  9. They’re on the Road – Gary Richrath
  10. I’m Feeling Good – Neal Doughty, Mike Murphy

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “Epic” label released “This Time We Mean”, the fifth REO Speedwagon studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Allan Blazek and Bill Szymczyk.

Personnel:

  • Mike Murphy – lead vocals
  • Gary Richrath– guitar, lead vocals
  • Neal Doughty– keyboards
  • Gregg Philbin – bass, backing vocals
  • Alan Gratzer – drums, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Reelin – Mike Murphy
  2. Headed for a Fall – Gary Richrath
  3. River of Life – Mike Murphy
  4. Out of Control – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Tom Nixon
  5. You Better Realize – Mike Murphy
  6. Gambler – Gary Richrath
  7. Candalera – Gary Richrath
  8. Lies – Mike Murphy
  9. Dance – Gary Richrath
  10. Dream Weaver – Gary Richrath

On July 9, 1996.

On July 9, 1996, “Castle Records” label released “Building the Bridge”, the fourteenth REO Speedwagon studio album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Greg Ladanyi and Steve Croes.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Cronin– lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Dave Amato– lead guitar, background vocals
  • Neal Doughty– keyboards
  • Bruce Hall– bass, background and lead vocals
  • Bryan Hitt– drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Can’t Stop Rockin’ – Dave Amato, Kevin Cronin, Bruce Hall
  2. I Still Love You – Kevin Cronin, Stephen Stills
  3. Building the Bridge – Kevin Cronin
  4. When I Get Home – Kevin Cronin
  5. Then I Met You – Kevin Cronin
  6. Look the Other Way – Kevin Cronin
  7. After Tonight – Bruce Hall
  8. Hey Wait a Minute – Bruce Hall
  9. One True Man – Kevin Cronin
  10. She’s Gonna Love Me – Dave Amato, Kevin Cronin
  11. Ballad of the Illinois Opry – Kevin Cronin