Happy Birthday! Michael Schenker

Born on this day in 1955, Michael Schenker, the German rock guitarist who has played in UFO and led the Michael Schenker Group, turns 66. He was an early member of Scorpions, the band co-founded by his elder brother Rudolf Schenker. In the mid-1970s Michael joined UFO, playing lead guitar. He left the band in 1978 to found the Michael Schenker Group. He has rejoined UFO three times, producing an album each time. Schenker continues to perform and record today, and is regarded as a legendary figure in the history of metal guitar.

In his honor, check out a recent interview with Michael discussing his time in the Scorpions. (above)