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About Plain White Ts

The Alternative-Rock Punk-Pop outfit Plain White T's formed in Chicago, Illinois USA, in 1997 sometime between the summer and fall. Vocalist and guitarist Tom Higgenson and bass player Ken Fletcher had been in a band together and decided to move on and asked friend Dave Tirio to play drums for a power-Pop trio. Lead singer Tom Higgenson was originally fascinated with the drums, having served as the percussionist for various rock bands during high school. One such band was Harvey's Daughter, whose lineup also featured bass player Ken Fletcher. Although the group ultimately disbanded, the two remained friends and quickly launched an additional band, with Higgenson taking over lead duties as songwriter and singer. Drummer Dave Tirio subsequently joined the new lineup, bringing Plain White T's to fruition during the fall of 1997.