Passings: Gary Loizzo, Lead Singer of the American Breed, Studio Owner (1945 - 2016) ~ VVN Music

Passings: Gary Loizzo, Lead Singer of the American Breed, Studio Owner (1945 - 2016) ~ VVN Music

Singer/Musician Gary Loizzo, 70 - Lead singer of 60’s pop/rock band “The American Breed”, 70 - b. August 16, 1945  d. January 16, 2016

Singer/Musician Gary Loizzo, 70 - Lead singer of 60’s pop/rock band “The American Breed”, 70 - b. August 16, 1945 d. January 16, 2016

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, 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.

The American Breed (The Gold) Bend Me Shape Me

The American Breed (The Gold) Bend Me Shape Me

Gary Loizzo, 70, American singer (The American Breed)

Gary Loizzo, 70, American singer (The American Breed)

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Loizzo, who retired last summer, is survived by his wife, Diane, four children and eight grandchildren. by Dave Lifton Gary Loizzo, who had a Top 10 hit in 1967 with “Bend Me, Shape Me” as...

Loizzo, who retired last summer, is survived by his wife, Diane, four children and eight grandchildren. by Dave Lifton Gary Loizzo, who had a Top 10 hit in 1967 with “Bend Me, Shape Me” as...

The American Breed – “Bend Me, Shape Me” https://mentalitch.com/the-american-breed-bend-me-shape-me/

The American Breed – “Bend Me, Shape Me” https://mentalitch.com/the-american-breed-bend-me-shape-me/

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

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 16.8.1945 - 16.1.2016, american singer

Gary Loizzo 16.8.1945 - 16.1.2016, american singer

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