Gary Dean Richrath was an American guitarist, best known as the lead guitarist and a songwriter for the band REO Speedwagon from 1970 until 1989.
|Birth name:||Gary Dean Richrath|
|Born:||October 18, 1949, Peoria, Illinois|
|Died:||September 13, 2015|
|Occupation(s):||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments:||Guitar, vocals, slide guitar|
|Associated acts:||REO Speedwagon, Richrath|
|IMDb:||Gary Richrath’s IMDb|
About Gary Richrath
Former guitarist and songwriter for rock band REO Speedwagon from 1970 to 1989.
He was a local guitarist in Peoria, Illinois, writing material that went on to become REO Speedwagon’s catalog.
Though best known as a guitarist, he was featured as a vocalist on several REO Speedwagon tracks, including “(Only A) Summer Love.”
He was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois.
He and lead singer Kevin Cronin experienced great success with REO Speedwagon.
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