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nikeson
01-18-2008, 08:25 AM
It's possible after all these years that I remember incorrectly, but I went to a concert back in the early 80's in Champaign IL. REO Speedwagon was the main act, but I would swear that The Fixx was the opening band. Anyone with any information as to whether this would have been correct or incorrect?

msmith1
01-18-2008, 09:46 AM
I can find out for you. Let me get back to you-- I know REO's tour manager.
Kim:)

nikeson
01-18-2008, 10:31 AM
That would be great -- thanks, Kim. Just one of those things that's been gnawing at me lately -- wondering if that's who I saw all those years ago!

wingo395
01-24-2008, 11:15 AM
Is it possible you're thinking of Styx? They used to tour together quite a bit and Styx was from Chicago...

Just a thought.

Fixx -> Fyxx -> Styx :D

nikeson
01-24-2008, 12:33 PM
Definitely not Styx, although I saw them REO and Styx together just a few years ago. Seems to me that the band that opened with them was getting a lot of MTV play around that time. I seem to remember one of the guitars being "headless", which I had never seen before.

wingo395
01-24-2008, 01:15 PM
Maybe Missing Persons?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkJhbAz1DbU

(the guitar in the video has a head on it but no real body, later ones lopped off the head)

http://www.musicyo.com/steinberger/

msmith1
01-24-2008, 11:22 PM
No, unfortunately, The Fixx did not open for REO--back in the day :(

Kim:)

nikeson
01-25-2008, 01:30 PM
Thanks for the info!