Wednesday, May 9: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (May 9) to bassist Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick. He's 68. Also celebrating is “Party Hard” rocker Andrew W.K. (39) and Billy Joel (69).
Cheap Trick formed out of Rockford, Illinois in 1973. The classic lineup featured Robin Zander on vocals, Rick Nielsen on lead guitar, Tom Petersson on bass, and Bun E. Carlos on drums. Some of the band's biggest hits include "I Want You to Want Me", "Surrender", "Dream Police", and "The Flame". Peterson left Cheap Trick in 1980 and would eventually return in 1987 for the recording of the band's Lap of Luxury album. He's been with Cheap Trick ever since. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Cheers to Tom Petersson on his birthday!