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Beloit, Wisconsin, USA
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Lead singer for Cheap Trick
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Robin Zander (born January 23, 1953, in Beloit, Wisconsin) is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Cheap Trick. Zander is the fourth of five children; he has two older brothers, and older and younger sisters. Zander reportedly was reading books by age three, and learned to play the guitar by age 12. He played with his first group, The Destinations, while in seventh grade. The next year he was with a group called Butterscotch Sundays, playing summer festivals, and after that formed a band called Robin and the Hoods. In high school, Zander sang for three years in the Madrigals, the most demanding of the three choral groups at his school, played basketball and football, and had a part-time job at a sandwich shop.
In 1972, Zander was offered the lead singer role in a new band called Cheap Trick by the group`s drummer, Bun E. Carlos. At the time, Zander was under contract with a resort in Wisconsin Dells, where he sang and played cover songs, and Cheap Trick had a lead vocalist, Randy "Xeno" Hogan. Hogan left the band around the same time Zander`s resort contract expired, and Zander joined Cheap Trick as lead singer. Guitarist Rick Nielsen introduces Zander at concerts as his "favorite lead singer in the whole wide world". In 1993, Zander released a self-titled solo album. Zander and his Cheap Trick band mates had cameo roles in the 2003 Eddie Murphy comedy Daddy Day Care. Zander continues to perform with Cheap Trick around the world. In 2008, the group played in Japan for the 30th anniversary of their original Budokan album release. Zander currently resides in Safety Harbor, Florida.
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Robin W. Zander
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Robin Zander (born January 23, 1953) is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Cheap Trick.
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Bitsa Talent Inc.
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Rock, Power pop, Hard rock, Southern rock
Vocals, rhythm guitar
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