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Feb. 8 — Kickstart your cake and candles, Vince Neil turns 60!

Born Vincent Neil Wharton (1961) in Glendale, Calif., he was recruited to join this new upstart band called Motley Crue after its drummer, Tommy Lee, saw Neil fronting the band Rock Candy in 1981. After a “decade of decadence” that included legendary partying and countless international diplomacy one gentlemen’s establishment at a time, the band fired Neil. His drinking and other sidelights had simply displaced the band. Neil released his Exposed solo album in 1993.