born on 29/7/1946 in Evansville, IN, United States
Neal Allan Doughty (born July 29, 1946, Evansville, Indiana) is an American keyboardist and the sole remaining founding member of REO Speedwagon currently in the band. He formed the band in the fall of 1967, with original drummer Alan Gratzer.
Although he has never been one of REO Speedwagon's primary songwriters, Doughty has written or co-written several of the band's songs. Songs for which he is the sole composer include "Sky Blues" from 1973, "One Lonely Night" from 1984 and "Variety Tonight" from 1987. The latter two songs charted as Billboard singles, with "One Lonely Night" cracking the top 20.
His most notable playing includes the Hammond Organ solo on "Roll With The Changes" and the honky-tonk piano work on "157 Riverside Avenue". He notes the beginning to "Can't Fight This Feeling" is the most difficult and rewarding to play. He was an early adopter of the Moog Synthesizer, which can be heard on the opening swoop of "Ridin' The Storm Out." Currently he is using synths made by Korg and Yamaha and tours with a Hammond B3 Organ routed through Leslie speaker cabinets.
- Roland Fantom-G
- Roland JD-800
- Roland JD-990
- Roland JV-1080
- Roland Jupiter-6
- Roland Jupiter-8
- Roland XP-80
- Clavia Nord Modular
- Clavia Nord Lead
- Alesis Ion
- Hammond B3 Organ
- Baldwin Piano
- Prato, Greg. [Neal Doughty at All Music Guide Biography: REO Speedwagon]. AMG. Retrieved on 17 May 2010.
- Neal Doughty.com
- REO Speedwagon
Kevin Cronin Dave Amato Neal Doughty Bruce Hall Bryan Hitt|
Gary Richrath Alan Gratzer Gregg Philbin Terry Luttrell Mike Murphy Duke Tumatoe Jesse Harms Graham Lear Miles Joseph Steve Scorfina Joe McCabe Mike Blair Joe Matt Marty Sheppard Bob Crownover
|Studio albums||REO Speedwagon R.E.O./T.W.O. Ridin' the Storm Out Lost in a Dream This Time We Mean It R.E.O. You Can Tune a Piano but You Can't Tuna Fish Nine Lives Hi Infidelity Good Trouble Wheels Are Turnin' Life as We Know It The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken Building the Bridge Find Your Own Way Home|
|Live albums||Live: You Get What You Play For Arch Allies: Live at Riverport|
|Songs||"157 Riverside Avenue" "Keep On Loving You" "Take It on the Run" "Can't Fight This Feeling"|