Cheap Trick – American rock band
The band was formed in 1974 by Rick Nielsen. Its current members beside Nielsen are Robin Zander and Tom Peterson.
The rock group released its debut studio album, Cheap Trick, in 1977 under the recording label Epic Records. The LP didn’t make it into Billboard 200 but climbed to the 207th position on Bubbling Under the Top. A few months later, the group recorded the second album In Color, which became much more successful. The LP produced by Tom Werman reached the 73rd spot on Billboard 200 and became very popular in Japan and Australia. The group earned international recognition. Fans from many countries wanted to book Cheap Trick for their events. Several years after the release, the album earned a platinum status in the USA and Canada.
The group’s next album Heaven Tonight came out in 1978. Almost all the songs were written by Rick Nielsen. The LP climbed to the 48th spot on Billboard 200 and the 41st position on Canadian Albums Chart. For the first time, the band’s work scored high on the French Albums Chart. Cheap Trick was also very famous in Japan. The LP earned a high position on the country’s chart and was named “American Beatles”.