Ride Captain Ride! Tampa's own

Mike Pinera

Mike is an American guitarist who started professionally in the late 1960s with the group Blues Image, which had a #4 hit in 1970 with their song "Ride Captain Ride". After the breakup of that group, he joined Iron Butterfly, and later formed the group Ramatam. Pinera was then the founding member of the band New Cactus, a later incarnation of the band Cactus. He was the lead guitarist for Alice Cooper from 1980 to 1982. He is currently performing with the Classic Rock All Stars.[1] Pinera met the band Renegade through their manager, Kim Richards, who also managed Pinera at the time.[2] They remained close friends and appear together in the television special "Renegade Live @ The House of Blues", which was filmed before a sold out audience at the Hollywood House of Blues. https://www.allmusic.com/artist/mike-pinera-mn0000492899
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