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Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Music legend Gary Loizzo from the 1960s band American Breed performs his platinum selling hit “Bend Me Shape Me” Sunday evening with students from School of Rock Plainfield, including his grandson and backup singer, Ben Loizzo of Plainfield. The song was part of the British Invasion Show presented by the School of Rock at Tailgater’s Sports Bar in Bolingbrook.

School of Rock students take the stage with American Breed vocalist

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ith smartphones and digital cameras and recorders capturing every moment, the opening act worked the crowd into frenzy Sunday evening, performing classics from the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and the Troggs. Then it was time for a special

performance for the School of Rock Plainfield at Tailgater’s Sports Bar in Bolingbrook. Rock music legend Gary Loizzo from American Breed joined a handful of music students on stage for a performance of his band’s platinum selling hit “Bend Me Shape Me.” School of Rock Plainfield students seemed unfazed by the significance of the song or the American Breed vocalist who in December1967

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performed “Bend Me Shape Me” on “American Bandstand.” The tune eventually topped out at No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1968. Loizzo would go on to become a two-time Grammy-nominated recording engineer who has produced every Styx album over the last 30 years, in addition to working on albums for Bad Company, Tenacious D, REO Speed Wagon, Liza Minnelli and many others.

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While parents and grandparents understood the musicality of the situation, to the music students, Gary Loizzo was merely the grandfather to band mates, Jack and Ben Loizzo of Plainfield. “It’s funny because the students were mixed. They’ve heard the song, but they kind of don’t know who See ROCK, page 3


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