Tico Torres was born on October 7, 1953, in New York. He is an American drummer and percussionist of Bon Jovi.
Biography and Career
Tico Torres was born in New York on October 7, 1953 and brought up in Colonia, New Jersey. He studied at the John F. Kennedy Memorial High School in Iselin, New Jersey. He has a sister called Opi.
Torres was a jazz fan as a youth and studied music with Joe Morello. Before joining Bon Jovi in 1983 he had already played live with Joe Cerisano aka Silver Condor in the New Jersey Rock circuit and in the studio with Franke and the Knockouts, Pat Benatar, Chuck Berry, Cher, Alice Cooper and Stevie Nicks recording a total of 26 albums with these artists.
Tico met Alec John Such while playing with a band called Phantoms Opera and it was this friends
hip which led to him joining Bon Jovi. When Jon Bon Jovi, the lead singer of the band approached Torres, he was put off by the fact Jon was 9 years younger than him.
He said it was Jon's charismatic appearance and watching Jon perform that attracted him to join the band. Tico is also known as The Hitman. Another talent that Tico owns is painting. He has exhibited his art since 1994. The successful first show was at the Ambassador Galleries in Soho, New York.
Tico is a self taught painter who paints expressive pictures which have also been showed in few of his videos. Besides he also owns a fashion line for babies called Rock Star Baby.
Tico and his first wife divorced soon after the formation of Bon Jovi in 1983. In 1996, Torres married, Eva Herzigova in Sea Bright, New Jersey.
Their marriage ended two years later. Tico married Maria Alejandra in September 2001, his third marriage. They have a son named, Hector Alexander.
Birth Name: Hector Samuel Torres
Birth: October 7, 1953
Why do we like Tico Torres?
We like him because he is a great Drummer and Painter.
Why is Tico Torres Famous?
He is famous because of his talents like Drumming and Painting.
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