6/14/93: Son, Robert James Ritchie, Jr., born.
Ranked #97 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Years before he gained fame, as a listener of the Howard Stern show, he sent in a song to Howard (a sort of song parody) that Howard ended up loving and playing over and over. When became famous years later Howard still remembered the song.
Close friend of NHL superstars Chris Chelios and Sergei Fedorov.
Ex-stepfather of Pamela Anderson's sons Brandon and Dylan.
Brother of Jill Ritchie.
The cover art of his live album "Live Trucker" is an homage to the cover art of 'Bob Seger' (v)'s "Live Bullet" album.
Ex-girlfriend Kelley Russell is the subject of his biographical song, "Black Chick, White Guy".
Kid Rock began dee-jaying at house parties at the age of 16 for Bo Wisdom of 'Groove Time' productions. Bo gave him the name 'Kid Rock', because he liked to watch the way that the Kid could Rock.
Kid Rock signed a deal with Jive Records at the age of 17, against his parents wishes. He went on his first concert tour with: Ice Cube, YoYo, D-Nice, and Too Short. The tour was called "Straight From The Underground".
Kid Rock released his first album Grits Sandwiches For Breakfast in 1990. His first single called "Yo Da Lin In The Valley" wasn't played by radio, as it dealt with R-rated subject matter. The FCC later fined Central Michigan University $23,700.00 for airing it.
Kid Rock was dropped by Jive Records, and picked up by an independant label in 1993. Continuum signed him, and released The Polyfuze Method. It's first single "Back From The dead" was a top 20 hit.
Kid Rock released the album Fire It Up in 1994, and the album flopped. Continuum dropped him from their label.
Kid Rock started his own record label, "Top Dog" productions in 1994. He began releasing monthly demo tapes called "The Bootleg Series".
Kid Rock took a job as a janitor at Whiterooms studios to pay studio fees and released "Early Morning's Stoned Pimp". He sold 100,000 copies out of his basement.
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