Bob Birch was born on this date in 1956.
So EJW wishes the Detroit native a very happy birthday.
The bass guitarist has been in Elton's group since 1992.
Although he majored in the bassoon and music education while at university, he was most passionate about the bass guitar.
Besides contributing to a slew of Elton's albums, he played on Holes In The Heavens.
This was the debut LP from Warpipes, a short-lived band formed by Davey Johnstone and Nigel Olsson, and featuring the late keyboardist Guy Babylon and singer Billy Trudel.