One of rocks most entertaining attractions, Cheap Trick formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1973. Rick Nielsen (22 December 1946, Rockford, Illinois, USA; guitar/vocals) and Tom Petersson (b. Tom Peterson, 9 May 1950, Rockford, Illinois, USA; bass/vocals) began their careers in various high school bands, before securing a recording contract as members of Fuse. This short-lived outfit folded on completing a debut album, and the duo formed a new band with Thom Mooney and Robert Stewkey Antoni from the recently disbanded Nazz. Mooney was subsequently replaced by drummer Bun E. Carlos (b. Brad Carlson, 12 June 1951, Rockford, Illinois, USA), and with the departure of Stewkey, the initial Cheap Trick line-up was completed by vocalist Randy Xeno Hogan. He, in turn, was replaced by Robin Zander (b. 23 January 1952, Loves Park, Illinois, USA; guitar/vocals), a former colleague of Carlsons in the short-lived Toons. Relocated...
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