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December 10, 2005



The lead guitarist of REO Speedwagon, in their glory days, was a guy from East Peoria named Gary Richrath. I knew his younger brother.

Kinison also attended East Peoria High School for a while. I have a friend who knew both Kinison and Richrath in those days.

I seem to recall that Pryor went to Woodruff High School. I know he lived in that part of town, anyway.

Tony Plutonium

My friends and I had a couple of Richard Pryor's albums pretty well memorized in high school, along with Steve Martin's Comedy is Not Pretty, the script of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and most of the episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus and annoyed many, many people as often as possible with that knowledge. Way too much time on our hands...

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