Happy Birthday today to one of the greatest drummers on the planet! Tommy Aldridge ( Whitesnake, Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Ted Nugent, and Thin Lizzy.) He's 65.

Aldridge was self-taught and inspired by band's like Cream, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin, in particlular, drummers like Ginger Baker and John Bonham. He himself is regarded as an influential drummer and double bass pioneer.