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
The band signed to Epic Records[?] and released Cheap Trick[?] in 1976. Cheap Trick's most famous album is Live at Budokan[?] which 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.
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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