Flea is an Australian-born American musician famed for being the bassist and one of the founders of the Grammy Award-winning funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers (The Chili Peppers). In 2012, he and the other members of The Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Aside from his work with The Chili Peppers, he is also known for his work with a number of bands, including Jane's Addiction and Atoms for Peace.
He was born to Patricia and Mick Balzary. He got married to his first wife Loesha Zeviar in 1988. The marriage produced a daughter and ended in 1990. His second marriage was to model Frankie Rayder in 2005. The marriage also produced a child before ending in divorce.
He got his famous nickname "Flea" during his childhood years simply because he was rarely found sitting still.
He was a close friend of the late actor River Phoenix, and was with him the fateful night he tragically died from an overdose.
Famous quotes by Flea
All I knew about Ethiopia was from a few records that I like, as well as what I read about the famine. But you get there and it's another world. It's filled with art and music and poetry and intellectuals and writers - all kinds of people.Flea
Flea is a famous Australian musician, who was born on October 16, 1962. As a person born on this date, Flea is listed in our database as the 21st most popular celebrity for the day (October 16) and the 50th most popular for the year (1962).
People born on October 16 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Flea is the 623rd most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Flea's birthday, Flea is the 134th most famous Australian and ranks 17th in famous people born in Melbourne, Australia.
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