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Happy birthday, Eric Brittingham

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Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA

Happy birthday, Eric Brittingham...
Born on May 8 1960 in Salisbury, Maryland, US, Eric Brittingham is a musician. He is mostly known as the bassist of Cinderella.
In 1983, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tom Keifer and Eric Brittingham formed 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)).
Jon Bon Jovi saw them perform at the Empire Rock Club in  Philadelphia and recommended Derek Shulman (his A&R) to see them too. Soon after, Cinderella signed its first recording deal.
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.
In 1987, the band opened for five months for David Lee Roth and for seven months for Bon Jovi.
In 1989, Cinderella performed at the Moscow Music Peace Festival along with artists as Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions, Skid Row...
With his bandmate Jeff LaBar, he formed the band Naked Beggars.
In 2006, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the debut albums Night Songs and Look What The Cat Dragged In, Cinderella and Poison toured together.
In 2009, Brittingham temporarily replaced Bobby Dall on Poison's Summer 2009 tour with Def Leppard because Dall was sick.
In July 2010, Cinderella opened for Bret Michaels at the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, Michigan.
In Summer 2012, Cinderella did a US tour and was supported by Sebastian Bach.
In March 2013, the band played at the 2013 Monsters of Rock Cruise.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Eric Brittingham!

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA by Mitch Lafon

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA by Mitch Lafon

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA (2013)

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA (2013)

[french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Eric Brittingham ...
Né le 8 mai 1960 à Salisbury, Maryland, US, Eric Brittingham est un musicien. Il est plus connu en tant que bassiste de Cinderella.
En 1983, à Philadelphie, Pennsylvanie, Tom Keifer et Eric Brittingham forme 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)).
Jon Bon Jovi les voit jouer au  Empire Rock Club à Philadelphie et recommende à Derek Shulman (son A&R (Artists and Repertoire)) de les voir aussi. Peu après, Cinderella signe son premier contrat d'enregistrement.
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.
En 1987, le groupe ovre pendant cinq mois pour David Lee Roth and pendant sept mois pour Bon Jovi.
En 1989, Cinderella joue au Moscow Music Peace Festival aux côtés d'artistes comme Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions, Skid Row...
Avec son camarade de groupe Jeff LaBar, il forme le groupe Naked Beggars.
En 2006, pour célébrer les 20 ans des albums Night Songs et Look What The Cat Dragged In, Cinderella et Poison font une tournée ensemble.
En 2009, Brittingham remplace temporairement Bobby Dall sur la tournée d'été 2009 de Poison et Def Leppard car Dall est malade.
En juillet 2010, Cinderella ouvre pour Bret Michaels au Common Ground Music Festival à Lansing, Michigan.
Pendant l'été 2012, Cinderella fait une tournée aux Etats-Unis avec Sebastian Bach en première partie.
En mars 2013, le groupe joue à la croisière Monsters of Rock.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Eric Brittingham !]

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA - Nosturi, Helsinki 17 June 2011

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA - Nosturi, Helsinki 17 June 2011

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA (2007)

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA (2007)

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA

Eric Brittingham and Bobby Dall, CINDERELLA

Eric Brittingham and Bobby Dall, CINDERELLA

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA

Eric Brittingham, CINDERELLA

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