Happy Birthday Rick Nielsen!

ABOUT
Lead guitarist, songwriter, and a backing vocalist for the rock group Cheap Trick.

BEFORE FAME
His first bands were Grim Reapers, Nazz, and Fuse. He and Tom Petersson formed Cheap Trick in the early 1970s.

TRIVIA
A local museum put his entire collection of guitars on display for one of their exhibits.

FAMILY LIFE
He grew up around Rockford, Illinois, where he is still one of the most beloved citizens.

ASSOCIATED WITH
Ben E. Carlos played the drums for Cheap Trick.