Rick Nielson - Cheap Trick
Richard Nielsen (born December 22, 1946 in Rockford, Illinois) is the lead guitarist and primary songwriter of the rock band Cheap Trick. For the band's first few albums, Nielsen wrote the majority of the material by himself. He is well known for having many custom made guitars from Hamer Guitars, including his famous 5-neck guitar. He formed Cheap Trick in 1972 with bassist Tom Petersson, another Rockford, Illinois native.