Happy Birthday today (May 24) to Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson. He's 47. Other rockers celebrating include original Blue Oyster Cult drummer Albert Bouchard (69) and Bob Dylan (75).

Rich Robinson is the guitarist and a founding member of The Black Crowes which he formed in 1984 with his older brother (singer) Chris Robinson. The band was originally called Mr. Crowes Garden. Rich Robinson wrote the music to the band's hit single "She Talks to Angels" when he was 15. The band's debut album Shake Your Money Maker was released in 1990. It would go on to sell over 5 million copies with singles "Hard to Handle", "She Talks to Angels", "Jealous Again", "Twice As Hard", and Seeing Things". The band did tours with Aerosmith and ZZ Top before going out on their own headlining tour. The band's next album Southern Harmony and the Musical Companion was another big success with the hit "Remedy". Other albums include Amorica (1994), Three Snakes and One Charm (1996), By Your Side (1999), Lions (2001), Warpaint (2008), and Before the Frost...Until the Freeze (2009).


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