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Head East

Shows: 444
Earliest: Sep 12, 1970
Latest: Sep 21, 2023
Next Show: Sat Oct 5,2024 at Wildwood Springs Lodge in Steelville, MO
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[WikiPedia] Head East is an American rock band from Illinois. The band was formed by singer John Schlitt, guitarist Danny Piper, keyboardist Roger Boyd, bassist Larry Boyd, and drummer Steve Huston. They met and formed the band while John, Roger, and Larry were studying at the University of Illinois, Steve was at Eastern Illinois University 45 miles away and Danny was not in college. As of 2024, Roger Boyd is the only remaining original member: Piper left in 1972; Larry Boyd left in 1974; Schlitt took a break for part of 1973–74 before leaving in 1980; and Huston took a break for part of 1973–74 before leaving in 1983. Mike Somerville (guitar) and Dan Birney (bass) replaced Piper and Larry Boyd during the band's 1970s heyday, while the entire lineup (except Roger Boyd) has gone through numerous changes since the 1980s. The band achieved success in the Midwestern United States during the 1970s, but fell into obscurity in the following decades on both coasts while remaining active in the Midwest and Southern parts of the United States. They are known for their 1975 hit "Never Been Any Reason".
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