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Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick is a rock and roll band from Rockford, Illinois that gained notoriety in the late 1970s. The band members are Rick Nielsen (guitarist and main songwriter), Bun E. Carlos (born Brad Carlson) (drums), Robin Zander (vocals and guitars), and Tom Petersson (bass).

The band signed to Epic Records and released Cheap Trick in 1976. Cheap Trick's most famous album is Live at Budokan, which was recorded at Tokyo's famous Nippon Budokan Hall, the album went triple platinum.

This band released Cheap Trick, another eponymous album, in 1997.

The movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High was influential for Cheap Trick when Damone tried to sell tickets to a customer in the stand.

More recently, the band recorded the theme song for the FOX television series That 70's Show.

Bassist Tom Petersson is credited for having the idea for a 12-string bass. The instrument was actually first built by Hamer Guitars. According to Bun E. Carlos, Robin Zander also plays the Hamer 12-string in addition to a Gibson Firebird, Chandler "Telecaster" and Rickenbacker 325.


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