Today, Thomas John Peterson (aka Tom Petersson) turns 67.
Tom started out playing rhythm guitar, but soon switched to bass, and is famously known as the bass guitar player for Cheap Trick.
Petersson was part of the Cheap Trick line-up that released their classic albums – the self-titled 1977 debut Cheap Trick, In Color, Heaven Tonight, Cheap Trick at Budokan, Dream Police and All Shook Up.
Rick Nielsen introduces Tom at every show as the inventor of the 12-string bass" - I'm sure he'll do it again at Bo & Jim Bash 6.
In Tom's honor YOU get to pick the Cheap Trick song that plays at 3:50pm today with Classic Rock on Demand.
In the meantime, enjoy this classic video from 1979 of "Dream Police"