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Happy Birthday To Greenwich'’s Miljenko Matijevic

Miljenko Matijevic turns 51 on Monday.
Miljenko Matijevic turns 51 on Monday. Photo Credit:

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Happy birthday to Greenwich’s Miljenko Matijevic!

Matijevic, who has owned a home in Greenwich, turns 51 on Monday. The rock singer was born Nov. 30, 1964, in Zagreb.

He started his music career at age of 11 and formed a band with his brother, called Teazer. which played Zeppelin, Sabbath and original songs.

He was later associated with the band of Don Stroh, owner of Showcase Studios, and formed Red Alert (later changed to Steelheart) and had a record deal.

The first album from Steelheart sold over a million copies with a successful world tour, and the follow-up, "Tangled in Reins," had a successful European and Asia tour.

A tragic stage accident in Denver, while performing "Dancing in the Fire" from the "Tangled in Reins" album, led to serious injuries to him and marked the end of Steelheart.

Years after the accident, Steelheart recorded an album, "Wait," and the band went on tour in Asia, where the title track, "Wait" reached No. 1 in many Asian countries.

He also did the vocals for the motion picture "Rock Star." A documentary chronicling the life of Miljenko Matijevic entitled "Good 2B Alive" is in the works.

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