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Happy birthday, Tom Keifer

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Tom Keifer, Cinderella - Dallas (2014)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella - Dallas (2014)

Happy birthday, Tom Keifer...
Born Carl Thomas Keifer on January 26 1961 in Springfield, Pennsylvania, US, Tom Keifer is a musician, vocalist and songwriter. He is mostly known as the singer of Cinderella.
When he was a kid, Keifer fell in love with blues, which heavily influenced him, and learned to play the guitar.
When he was in junior high school, he joined his first rock band and learned to play the electric guitar.
After graduating, he played guitars in bands like Saints in Hell, Telapath, and Diamonds.
In 1983, with his friend Eric Brittingham, he founded Cinderella (original lineup: Tom Keifer (lead vocals, rhythm & lead guitars, acoustic guitar, keyboards, piano, mandolin, dobro, saxophone, harmonica), Michael Smerick (lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals), Eric Brittingham (bass, backing vocals), Tony Destra (drums, percussion)).
The band got its big break after Jon Bon Jovi had seen them perform at the Empire Rock Club and had recommended his A&R to see them too.
In 1985, Smerick and Destra left to form Britny Fox. They were replaced by Jeff LaBar and Jim Drnec (replaced by Fred Coury in 1986).
The band released its debut album, Night Songs, in 1986. The record went triple platinium and reached No. 3 on the Billboard charts in February 1987.
Keifer wrote hits like Shake Me, Nobody's Fool, Gypsy Road, Heartbreak Station...
In 1987, the band toured a lot, opening for five months for David Lee Roth and for seven months for Bon Jovi.
In 1989, Cinderella performed at the Moscow Music Peace Festival alongside bands like Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions, Skid Row...
After the release of Heartbreak Station (1990), Keifer lost his voice (he had nodules on his vocal cords and paralysis of the left cord).
He underwent many surgery to remove the nodules on his vocal cords and he also needed to learn to sing again because of the paralysis of his left cord. He also fought depression.
Cinderella went on hiatus in 1995, reunited in 1997 and toured in 1998.
In 2006, Cinderella toured with Poison to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the two bands.
Cinderella opened for Bret Michaels at the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, Michigan in July 2010.
The band did a US tour with Sebastian Bach supporting them in Summer 2012.
Keifer released a solo album, The Way Life Goes, in 2013.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Tom Keifer!

Tom Keifer, Cinderella (2013)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella (2013)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella - Cleveland (2013)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella - Cleveland (2013)

[french version:
Joyeux anniversaire, Tom Keifer ...
Né Carl Thomas Keifer le 26 janvier 1961 à Springfield, Pennsylvanie, US, Tom Keifer est un musicien, chanteur et auteur-compositeur. Il est plus connu en tant que chanteur de Cinderella.
Durant son enfance, Keifer tombe amoureux du blues, qui l'a beaucoup influencé, et apprend à jouer de la guitare.
Quand il est au collège, il rejoint son premier groupe de rock and apprend à jouer de la guitare électrique.
Après avoir terminé le lycée, il joue de la guitare dans des groupes comme Saints in Hell, Telapath, et Diamonds.
En 1983, avec son ami Eric Brittingham, il fonde Cinderella (lineup original : Tom Keifer (chant, guitare rythmique et lead guitare, guitare acoustique, clavier, piano, mandoline, dobro, saxophone, harmonica), Michael Smerick (guitare rythmique et lead guitare, choeur), Eric Brittingham (basse, choeur), Tony Destra (batterie, percussion)).
Le groupe commence à être connu après que Jon Bon Jovi les ait vu jouer au Empire Rock Club et les ait recommendé à son A&R (Artists and Repertoire).
En 1985, Smerick et Destra quittent le groupe pour former Britny Fox. Ils sont remplacés par Jeff LaBar et Jim Drnec (remplacé par Fred Coury en 1986).
Le groupe sort son premier album, Night Songs, en 1986. L'album est triple disque de platine et est numéro 3 au Billboard en février 1987.
Keifer écrit des hits comme Shake Me, Nobody's Fool, Gypsy Road, Heartbreak Station...
En 1987, le groupe tourne beaucoup, faisant la première partie de David Lee Roth pendant cinq mois et celle de Bon Jovi pendant sept mois.
En 1989, Cinderella joue au Moscow Music Peace Festival aux côtés de groupes comme Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions, Skid Row...
Après la sortie de Heartbreak Station (1990), Keifer perd sa voix (il a des nodules sur les cordes vocales et un paralysie de la corde vocale gauche).
De nombreuses opérations chirurgicales sont nécessaires pour lui retirer ses nodules, de plus, Keifer doit réapprendre à chanter à cause de la paralysie de sa corde vocale gauche. Il a aussi fait une dépression.
Cinderella se met en pause en 1995, se réunit en 1997 et fait une tournée en 1998.
en 2006, Cinderella fait une tournée avec Poison pour célébrer le 20eme anniversaire des deux groupes.
Cinderella fait la première partie de Bret Michaels au Common Ground Music Festival à Lansing, Michigan en juillet 2010.
Le groupe fait une tournée aux Etats-Unis avec Sebastian Bach en première partie durant l'été 2012.
Keifer sort un album solo, The Way Life Goes, en 2013.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Tom Keifer !]

Tom Keifer, Cinderella (2010)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella (2010)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella (2010)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella (2010)

Tom Keifer and Jeff LaBar, Cinderella (2007)

Tom Keifer and Jeff LaBar, Cinderella (2007)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella

Tom Keifer, Cinderella

Tom Keifer, Cinderella

Tom Keifer, Cinderella

Tom Keifer, Cinderella

Tom Keifer, Cinderella

Tom Keifer, Cinderella

Tom Keifer, Cinderella

Tom Keifer, Cinderella with a copy of Powerline Magazine (1989)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella with a copy of Powerline Magazine (1989)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella, Workin’ on “Long Cold Winter” (1988)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella, Workin’ on “Long Cold Winter” (1988)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella, Monsters of Rock (1987)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella, Monsters of Rock (1987)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella (1987)

Tom Keifer, Cinderella (1987)

Tom Keifer, late seventies

Tom Keifer, late seventies

Comment on this post

anna 01/25/2016 20:36

Happy birthday Carl Thomas keifer !!! Hope you have a wonderful day and many many more to come !!!

anna 01/25/2016 20:34

Happy birthday Carl Thomas keifer !!!Have a wonderful day today and many many more to come !!!Anna