Happy Birthday today (Oct. 7) to Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres. He’s 64. Other rockers celebrating include John Mellencamp (66), Styx bassist Ricky Phillips (64), original Kansas bassist Dave Hope (68), and singer Marc Storace of Krokus (66).

Tico Torres is best known for his role as the drummer of Bon Jovi. The band achieved worldwide success with the album Slippery When Wet in 1986. The album spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. with hit singles “Livin’ on a Prayer”, “You Give Love a Bad Name”, and “Wanted Dead or Alive”. It is Bon Jovi’s biggest selling album, and one of the best selling albums of all time going 12 times platinum in the U.S. The band released the album New Jersey in 1988 and went on hiatus after the New Jersey Tour. The band returned and released Keep the Faith in 1992. The album Crush in 2000 featured the hit “It’s My Life”. Many other albums have followed. Bon Jovi released their thirteenth studio album entitled This House Is Not for Sale in 2016.

Always fun to check out a Bon Jovi concert as it's usually a crowd of 98% women. I go to check out the sights. Cheers to Tico Torres on his birthday today!

For more on Bon Jovi, check out the band’s official website here.

John Mellencamp
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(L-R) Guitarist/vocalist James Young and bassist Ricky Phillips of Styx. Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images
Dave Hope
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Marc Storace
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