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Rick Nielsen

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Birthday
22, 1946
Birthplace
Rockford, IL
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
22, 1946 (age 72)
Birthplace
Rockford, IL

About

Lead guitarist, songwriter, and a backing vocalist for the rock group Cheap Trick.

Before Fame

His first bands were Grim Reapers, Nazz, and Fuse. He and Tom Petersson formed Cheap Trick in the early 1970s.

Trivia

A local museum put his entire collection of guitars on display for one of their exhibits.

Family Life

He grew up around Rockford, Illinois, where he is still one of the most beloved citizens.

Associated With

Ben E. Carlos played the drums for Cheap Trick.