Happy Birthday today (Dec. 5) to rocker Jack Russell of Great White. The singer is 55. Since 2012, Russell has continued to tour under the name Jack Russell’s Great White.

Great White formed out of Los Angeles in 1977 and gained success in the 1980's with exposure on MTV and the 1989 album ...Twice Shy with songs like "Once Bitten, Twice Shy". The cover of the Ian Hunter single earned the band a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance. The album went platinum in the summer of 1989 and double platinum by the fall of that same year. Sadly, the band made headlines many years later with the tragic Station Nightclub fire of 2003 which took the lives of around 100 people in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

For the latest on Jack Russell, check out the official Jack Russell's Great White website with news and concert information.