Can You Guess the Artist in This Yearbook Photo?
Look at this picture, can you name the rock rock star to be? If those prominent lips don't give it away, maybe these hints will.
Born in 1948 in Yonkers, New York, to a secretary and a classically-trained pianist, this musician grew up there as well, getting kicked out of Roosevelt High School for drug use (a drug user in a suit and tie?! Who would've thought...). After catching three of his future bandmates performing in New Hampshire under the name the Jam Band, they formed a new one with him as lead singer, recruiting one of his NYC friends on drums and moving to Boston.
After quickly establishing themselves on the local club scene there, they scored a recording deal with Columbia records and released their self-titled debut album in 1973. From there they would go on to become known as 'America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band,' navigating roller coaster-like periods of extreme ups and downs on the way to their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2001.