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.
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
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