Successful musicians from Urbana-Champaign
Published: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 12:10
REO Speedwagon– This was the first local band to really make it big in the music world. Formed in 1967, they eventually sold more than 40 million records. After many changes in the lineup, the band signed a record deal with Epic Records in 1971 and the first album was recorded. Their 1980 album, Hi Infidelity, generated a number one hit for the band. The album itself spent 65 weeks on the record charts 32 of which were in the top ten and sold over 10 million copies. Find more at www.speedwagon.com.