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GALLERY: Classic Rockers of the Midwest
Cheap Trick's Robin Zander celebrates his birthday today (January 23), and with Cheap Trick being the pride of Rockford, Ill., it made us realized how many awesome classic rockers we all know and love hail from the midwest.
In honor of Zander's birthday, below is a small gallery of some of our favorite classic rockers of the midwest. Enjoy!
Cheap Trick - Rockford, Illinois Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for John Varvatos
John Mellencamp - Seymour, Indiana Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images
Styx - Chicago, Illinois Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images
REO Speedwagon - Champaign, Illinois Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Izzy Stradlin (far right) - Lafayette, Indiana Photo by Scott Harrison/Getty Images
Axl Rose - Lafayette, Indiana Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Bob Seger - Born in Detroit, Michigan. Grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images
Iggy Pop - Ypsilanti, Michigan Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Bob Dylan - Born in Duluth, Minnesota. Grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota. Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images
Chuck Berry - St. Louis, Missouri Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images
Chrissie Hynde - Akron, Ohio Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
Joe Walsh - Born in Wichita, Kansas. Lived in Columbus, Ohio as a kid. Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images
Steve Miller - Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. True story.