Happy Birthday today (Jan. 23) to singer Robin Zander of Cheap Trick. He’s 65.

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". The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. In addition to Cheap Trick, Zander also has the Robin Zander Band. The band features Robin on vocals, along with former Rat Race Choir alumni Steve Luongo on drums and Mark Hitt on guitar. Larry Hobbs is the bassist.

Cheap Trick released two no albums in 2017. A new studio album called We're All Alright! and a Christmas album called Christmas Christmas. I got to meet Robin Zander a few years back at a solo show with his band. Check out a photo below.

Cheers to Robin Zander on his birthday today!

Hangin with Robin Zander of Cheap Trick/The Rutigliano Archives