REO Speedwagon/Richrath & Gratzer


Hi Kathy:
I've seen your background and sounds like you've been a REO fan from the early days. I remember being in HS and sneaking into the Red Lion to see the boys back when they were just starting out.  Question, where is Richrath living these days?  Did he settle out in California with Gratzner?  Just wondering.
Thanks, Dave

Hi Dave: Gary Richrath shuttles between California and Peoria a couple times a year. After Alan Gratzer sold his Santa Barbara restaurant (The Mona Lisa), he and his wife Nancy settled near Nevada City, CA. Gary & Alan's lives rarely intersect these days. For a trip down memory lane, here's an interview I did with Alan:  --Kathy

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