REO Speedwagon

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R.E.O. Speedwagon
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Rock band from Champaign, Illinois, USA. They named the band REO Speedwagon, from the REO Speed Wagon, a 1915 truck that was designed by Ransom Eli Olds. Doughty had seen the name written across the blackboard when he walked into his History of Transportation class on the very first day they had decided to look for a name. Rather than pronouncing REO as a single word as the motor company did, they chose to spell out the name with the individual letters each pronounced ("R-E-O").

Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s. Hi Infidelity (1980) contained four US Top 40 hits and is the group's best-selling album, with over ten million copies sold.
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E 31089 REO Speedwagon - R.E.O. Speedwagon album art R.E.O. Speedwagon* R.E.O. Speedwagon (Album) Epic E 31089 US 1971 Sell This Version
PEA 31745 REO Speedwagon - R.E.O./T.W.O. album art R.E.O. Speedwagon* R.E.O./T.W.O. (Album) Epic PEA 31745 US 1972 Sell This Version
PEA 32378 REO Speedwagon - Ridin' The Storm Out album art R.E.O. Speedwagon* Ridin' The Storm Out (Album) Epic PEA 32378 US 1973 Sell This Version
PET 32948 REO Speedwagon - Lost In A Dream album art REO Speedwagon Lost In A Dream (Album) Epic PET 32948 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 33338 REO Speedwagon - This Time We Mean It album art REO Speedwagon This Time We Mean It (Album) Epic PE 33338 US 1975 Sell This Version
PE 34143 REO Speedwagon - R.E.O. album art REO Speedwagon R.E.O. (Album) Epic PE 34143 US 1976 Sell This Version
PEG 34494, E 34496 REO Speedwagon - You Get What You Play For album art REO Speedwagon You Get What You Play For (Album) Epic, Epic PEG 34494, E 34496 US 1977 Sell This Version
JE 35082 REO Speedwagon - You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish album art REO Speedwagon You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish (Album) Epic JE 35082 US 1978 Sell This Version
EPC 83647 REO Speedwagon - Nine Lives album art REO Speedwagon Nine Lives (Album) Epic, Epic EPC 83647 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
FE 36844 REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity album art REO Speedwagon Hi Infidelity (Album) Epic FE 36844 US 1980 Sell This Version
Series #15, Show #7 REO Speedwagon - Innerview: REO Speedwagon album art REO Speedwagon Innerview: REO Speedwagon(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #15, Show #7 US 1981 Sell This Version
RKRS-40 REO Speedwagon - The Robert Klein Radio Show (July 26, 1981) album art Robert Klein Featuring REO Speedwagon And Gary U.S. Bonds Robert Klein Featuring REO Speedwagon And Gary U.S. Bonds - The Robert Klein Radio Show (July 26, 1981)(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) Froben Production RKRS-40 US 1981 Sell This Version
Series #22, Show #4 REO Speedwagon - Jim Ladd Hosts REO Speedwagon album art REO Speedwagon, Jim Ladd REO Speedwagon, Jim Ladd - Jim Ladd Hosts REO Speedwagon(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #22, Show #4 US 1981 Sell This Version
PE 38100 REO Speedwagon - Good Trouble album art REO Speedwagon Good Trouble (Album) Epic PE 38100 US 1982 Sell This Version
NBC 82-8 REO Speedwagon - REO Speedwagon Concert Encore album art REO Speedwagon REO Speedwagon Concert Encore(2xLP, Transcription) The Source (8) NBC 82-8 US 1982 Sell This Version
none REO Speedwagon - Supergroups album art REO Speedwagon / The Pretenders REO Speedwagon / The Pretenders - Supergroups(3xLP, Transcription) ABC Rock Radio Network none US 1983 Sell This Version
40 26137 REO Speedwagon - Wheels Are Turnin' album art REO Speedwagon Wheels Are Turnin' (Album) Epic 40 26137 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
SS 85-02 REO Speedwagon - Superstar Concert Series album art REO Speedwagon Superstar Concert Series Westwood One SS 85-02 US 1985 Sell This Version
EPC 450380 4 REO Speedwagon - Life As We Know It album art REO Speedwagon Life As We Know It (Album) Epic EPC 450380 4 UK 1987 Sell This Version
REO-'87 REO Speedwagon - Live As We Know It - Tour Special album art REO Speedwagon Live As We Know It - Tour Special(LP, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks REO-'87 US 1987 Sell This Version
467013 1 REO Speedwagon - The Earth A Small Man His Dog And A Chicken album art REO Speedwagon The Earth A Small Man His Dog And A Chicken (Album) Epic 467013 1 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
90-38 REO Speedwagon - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art Mary Turner (4), REO Speedwagon Mary Turner (4), REO Speedwagon - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One 90-38 US 1990 Sell This Version
90-20 REO Speedwagon - REO Speedwagon Up Close album art REO Speedwagon REO Speedwagon Up Close(2xCD, Transcription) MediaAmerica Radio 90-20 US 1990 Sell This Version
CO 91-09 REO Speedwagon - Superstar Concert Series album art REO Speedwagon Superstar Concert Series(LP, Transcription) Westwood One CO 91-09 US 1991 Sell This Version
Castle 119-4 REO Speedwagon - Building The Bridge album art REO Speedwagon Building The Bridge (Album) Essential Castle 119-4 US 1996 Sell This Version

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opieandy

opieandy

August 1, 2020
My friend many years ago in high school, who was a fan of theirs, humorously called them LSD Dopewagon, presumably because most rock bands do drugs. Or maybe he was just being silly. I didn't ask. I still call them that but not derogatorily. They put on a great show to this day. Cronin has a ton of energy and connects with the audience.
Delma1978

Delma1978

September 22, 2016
REO Speedwagon fave rock band with timeless music & lyrics http://lyricsmusic.name/reo-speedwagon-lyrics/. 'Hi Infidelity' their best album.

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