REO SPEEDWAGON: Headlining this weekend's Bowen MusicFest in Waco
BIG 95 KBGO is proud to welcome the legendary REO Speedwagon to Bowen MusicFest this Sunday at Touchdown Alley at McLane Stadium in Waco. Congratulations to all our big ticket winners. It's going to be quite a party this Sunday.
Proceeds will benefit Central Texans through the Bowen Family Foundation. Our special thanks to Wade Bowen and his family and congratulations on 20 years of giving our neighbors in need a helping hand.
Let's take a look at the legendary REO Speedwagon:
Three bands were the undisputed arena rock kings of the early '80s -- Styx, Journey, and REO Speedwagon -- yet all weren't overnight success stories (in fact, each group began pursuing different musical styles originally -- prog rock, fusion, and straight-ahead hard rock, respectively, before transforming slowly into chart-topping mainstream rockers). REO Speedwagon first formed in 1968, via a pair of University of Illinois students, keyboardist Neal Doughty and drummer Alan Gratzer.
Kevin Cronin joined the band in the 70's and after his second stint as the band's lead singer, REO Speedwagon took off in the late 70's. Their radio heyday was in the 80's with power ballads like "Keep On Loving You" and 1985's "Can't Fight This Feeling." They also hit it big with the rockin' "Take It On The Run." REO Speedwagon will bring it all to Waco on Sunday.