Cheap Trick

From Rockford, Illinois.  Thanks to Jim Zubiena and Robert S. Campbell and for providing personnel information for various versions of The Grim Reapers and Fuse.

The Phaetons (1961 - ? )
  • Rick Nielsen - guitar - b. December 22, 1946, Rockford, Illinois.

The Boyz ( ? - ? )
  • Rick Nielsen - guitar

The Grim Reapers I (1965)
  • Rick Nielsen - lead guitar
  • Ken Bagus - rhythm guitar
  • Bill Walsh - bass - d. ???
  • Bill Morris - drums - d. ???
  • Gary Schuder - vocals - d. ???

The Grim Reapers II (1965 - 1967)
  • Rick Nielsen - guitar
  • Bill Walsh - bass
  • Gary Schuder - vocals
  • Jim Zubiena - drums
  • Joe Sundberg - vocals

The Grim Reapers III (1967)
  • Rick Nielsen - guitar
  • Bill Walsh - bass
  • Gary Schuder - vocals
  • Jim Zubiena - drums
  • Joe Sundberg - vocals
  • Ross Anderson - keyboards/sax
Jim Zubiena later becomes an actor and appears in a supporting role as a hit man on the TV show "Miami Vice".

Fuse I (1967 - 1970)
  • Rick Nielsen - guitar/keyboards
  • Craig Myers - lead guitar - formerly with Toast & Jam.
  • Tom Peterson - bass - b. May 9, 1950, Rockford, Illinois - formerly with Toast & Jam.
  • Joe Sundberg - vocals
  • Chester "Chip" Greenman - drums - formerly with Toast & Jam.
Album:
  1. "Fuse" (1969)
Single: "Hound Dog" b/w "Cruisin' for Burgers" (1968)

Fuse II (1970 - June 1971)
  • Rick Nielsen - guitar/keyboards
  • Craig Myers - lead guitar
  • Tom Peterson - bass
  • Robert "Stewkey" Antoni - keyboards/vocals - b. November 17, 1947, Newport, Rhode Island - formerly with Elizabeth and The Nazz.
  • Thom Mooney - drums - b. September 24, 1948, Cinnaminson, New Jersey - formerly with Woody's Truck Stop and The Nazz.

Sick Man of Europe (1971 - 1972)
  • Rick Nielsen - guitar
  • Tom Petersson - bass
  • Bun E. Carlos - drums - b. Brad Carlson, June 12, 1951, Rockford, Illinois.
  • Robert "Stewkey" Antoni - keyboards/vocals
Group disbands.

Cheap Trick I (1974 - 1980)
  • Rick Nielsen - guitar
  • Tom Petersson - bass
  • Bun E. Carlos - drums
  • Robin Zander - vocals - b. January 23, 1953, Loves Park, Illinois.
Albums:
  1. "Cheap Trick" (1977)
  2. "In Color" (1977)
  3. "Heaven Tonight" (1978) - Single: "Surrender"
  4. "Cheap Trick / In Color / Heaven Tonight" (3-CD box set) (1996)
  5. "Live at Budokan" (1979) - Single: "I Want You to Want Me"
  6. "Dream Police" (1979)
  7. "All Shook Up" (1980)
  8. "Cheap Trick at Budokan: The Complete Concert" (2-CDs) (1998)

Cheap Trick II (1980 - 1981)
  • Rick Nielsen - guitar
  • Bun E. Carlos - drums
  • Robin Zander - vocals
  • Pete Comita - bass - b. Italy.

Cheap Trick III (1981 - 1986)
  • Rick Nielsen - guitar
  • Bun E. Carlos - drums
  • Robin Zander - vocals
  • Jon Brant - bass - b. February 20, 1954.
Albums:
  1. "One on One" (1982)
  2. "Next Position Please" (1983)
  3. "Standing on the Edge" (1985)
  4. "The Doctor" (1986)

Cheap Trick IV (1986 - ? )
  • Rick Nielsen - guitar
  • Bun E. Carlos - drums
  • Robin Zander - vocals
  • Tom Petersson - bass
Albums:
  1. "Lap of Luxury" (1988) - Singles: "The Flame", "Don't Be Cruel", "Ghost Town"
  2. "Busted" (1990) - Single: "Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love"
  3. "Woke Up with a Monster" (1994)
  4. "Budokan II" (live) (1994)
  5. "Cheap Trick" (1997)
  6. "Music for Hangovers" (live) (1999)
  7. "Silver" (live) (2-CDs) (2001)
  8. "Special One" (2003)

Compilations:
  1. "Greatest Hits" (1991)
  2. "Sex, America, Cheap Trick" (4-CD box set) (1996)
  3. "Authorized Greatest Hits" (2000)
  4. "The Essential Cheap Trick" (2-CDs) (2004)

Robin Zander solo:
  1. "Robin Zander" (1993)

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Last Revised:  November 12, 2006
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