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Gary Loizzo

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.

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Gary Loizzo and Todd Sucherman of STYX

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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

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THE AMERICAN BREED .....1968 .. active from 1962-1970 .... evolved into the band Rufus .... from Chicago ... L-R .... Gary Loizzo .... Lee Graziano .... Charles Colbert, Jr .... Al Ciner

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 [...]

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

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

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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)

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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...

The American Breed (The Gold) Bend Me Shape Me