Iconic Illinois rock band's classic album sells ten million copies.

In 1967 the band, REO Speedwagon, was formed in Champaign, Illinois. They made a name for themselves playing shows throughout the state including in Rockford. In the 80's, they became one of the best selling rock bands in the United States. REO is still selling out shows across the country.

Now, they've turned diamond. When I say diamond, I'm referring to them selling ten millions copies of one of their classic albums.

According to abcnewsradioonline.com,

"REO Speedwagon's 1980 album, Hi Infidelity, recently was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 10 million in the U.S."

The album "Hi Infidelity" was a must for your record collection. I played the heck out of mine. Fans wore out their copies on vinyl and cassette until they could finally get it on CD.

Do you remember the songs?

Side 1

1. Don't Let Him Go

2. Keep On Loving You

3. Follow My Heart

4. In Your Letter

5. Take It On The Run

Side 2

1. Tough Guys

2. Out Of Season

3. Shakin' It Loose

4. Someone Tonight

5. I Wish You Were There

Video: REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (full album)

REO Speedwagon has played several shows in Rockford through the years.

  • 2/10/72 The Armory
  • 1/8/77 The Armory
  • 8/11/79 Rockford Speedway
  • 9/3/81 Metrocentre (Hi Infidelity Tour)
  • 7/15/83 Metrocentre
  • 12/3/87 Metrocentre
  • 9/27/97 Metrocentre
  • 9/1/00 Davis Park (On The Waterfront)
  • 10/24/03 Coronado Theatre
  • 7/1/05 Davis Park (Stars and Guitars)
  • 2/24/10 Metrocentre

If you want to catch REO Speedwagon live, they have a couple of shows coming up in the area.

  • September 15th at the Civic Center in Peoria
  • November 18th at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois.

Video: Don Barnes from 38 Special