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SCHOOL OF ROCK STUDENTS TAKE THE STAGE WITH AMERICAN BREED VOCALIST

With smartphones and digital cameras and recorders capturing every moment, the opening act worked the crowd into frenzy Sunday evening, performing classics from the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and the Troggs.

Then it was time for a special performance for the School of Rock Plainfield at Tailgater’s Sports Bar in Bolingbrook. Rock music legend Gary Loizzo from American Breed joined a handful of music students on stage for a performance of his band’s platinum selling hit “Bend Me Shape Me.”

School of Rock Plainfield students seemed unfazed by the significance of the song or the American Breed vocalist who in December1967 performed “Bend Me Shape Me” on “American Bandstand.” The tune eventually topped out at No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1968.

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