Happy Birthday today (Feb. 3) to Davie Davies of the Kinks (72) and Richie Kotzen of the Winery Dogs (49).
Dave Davies is lead guitarist and singer of The Kinks. Davies ranked No. 91 on Rolling Stone magazines list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Richie Kotzen is currently with The Winery Dogs along with bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Mike Portnoy. The band released their debut in 2013. Their second album Hot Streak was released in October of 2015. Kotzen was once a member of Poison. He joined the band in 1991, playing and co-writing songs for the band's 1993 release Native Tongue . He also replaced guitarist Paul Gilbert for a time in the band Mr. Big between 1999 and 2002. Some of Kotzen's influences include Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.The Winery Dogs are hitting the road the end of April and they will be playing Sony Hall in NYC May 3. Cheers to Richie Kotzen on his birthday today! For more on The Winery Dogs, check out the band's official website here .
Photo credit: theKinks by MJ Kim/Getty Images and Richie Kotzen by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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