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Singer, songwriter and frontman for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis, is 57 on the 1st of November.

Anthony met future bandmates Flea (Michael Balzary) at school and Hillel Slovak, who was performing in his own band Anthym.

After a few line up changes and different names, the threesome formed the Red Hot Chilli Peppers with drummer Chad Smith joining later.

Sadly Slovak died in '88 and John Frusciante became the permanent guitarist on the band's fourth album Mother's Milk.

In '89 they had their first hit single, Higher Ground, a cover of the Stevie Wonder song.

The band exploded in the 90's with Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Yes, with a k) hitting Number One and the single Under The Bridge just missing the top spot.

Further albums One Hot Minute, Californication, By The Way and Stadium Arcadium cemented the Chili Peppers as one of the best rock bands in the world.

Anthony has done a bit of acting over the years and famously played a surfer called Tone in the movie Point Break.

Photo credit: Travail personnel. Punx.