Happy Birthday today (July 4) to Richie Scarlet. The guitarist for Ace Frehley’s band is 62. Other rockers celebrating include singer Mark Slaughter of Slaughter (53) and singer Michael Sweet of Stryper (54).

“The Emperor of Rock n Roll” Richie Scarlet is currently the guitarist in Ace Frehley’s band. In addition to his work with Ace Frehley, Scarlet has played with Leslie West and Mountain, Sebastian Bach of Skid Row, members of the Alice Cooper Group, Chubby Checker, and many others. I got to see Richie perform many times over the years and it's always a great time. He's back at Brian's Backyard BBQ in Middletown, NY for his annual birthday show this Saturday, July 8. For more on Richie Scarlet, check out his official website here and you can link up to his Facebook page.

Marl Slaughter
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Michael Sweet
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