Rick Derringer

Rick Derringer (Rick Zehringer) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer born at Fort Recovery, Ohio. When he was just 17, his band "The McCoys" recorded the No. 1 hit "Hang On Sloopy" in the summer of 1965, knocking "Yesterday" by The Beatles out of the top spot.

Derringer also recorded and played on a studio album and a live album with Johnny Winter in the Johnny Winter Band, and also with Edgar Winter in the mid-1970s after guitarist Ronnie Montrose left the Edgar Winter Band. One of his best solos can be found on "Tobacco Road" from the Edgar Winter live album Roadwork. Derringer also had a successful solo career, and his solo version of "Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Koo" was a hit single.

In the 1980s, Derringer expanded his producing skills, discovering "Weird Al" Yankovic as well as Mason Ruffner.

Derringer has played various styles of music and is a master of the electric guitar. Recent releases include Tend The Fire (1997), DBA-Derringer, Bogert & Appice (2001) and Free Ride Smooth Jazz (2002). He also guested on Mambo Sons debut CD (1999) and Damon Fowler's Riverview Drive (2000).

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He also guested on Mambo Sons debut CD (1999) and Damon Fowler's Riverview Drive (2000). In the 1980s and 1990s, he returned to secular pop music. Recent releases include Tend The Fire (1997), DBA-Derringer, Bogert & Appice (2001) and Free Ride Smooth Jazz (2002). In the late 1970s, Dion recorded albums in the Contemporary Christian Music vein. Derringer has played various styles of music and is a master of the electric guitar. His Born To Be With You album, produced by Phil Spector and released in 1973, was a commercial disaster, but has been cited by Jason Pierce of Spiritualized as a major influence on Spiritualized's work. In the 1980s, Derringer expanded his producing skills, discovering "Weird Al" Yankovic as well as Mason Ruffner. He continued to record protest songs into the 1970s.

Derringer also had a successful solo career, and his solo version of "Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Koo" was a hit single. Kennedy. One of his best solos can be found on "Tobacco Road" from the Edgar Winter live album Roadwork. After getting clean from drug use (he has remained clean ever since except for a brief period in the mid-1970s) he switched to protest songs in the late 1960s; his best-known song as a soloist, "Abraham, Martin, and John", was a response to the 1968 assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Derringer also recorded and played on a studio album and a live album with Johnny Winter in the Johnny Winter Band, and also with Edgar Winter in the mid-1970s after guitarist Ronnie Montrose left the Edgar Winter Band. During the mid-1960s, he struggled with his addictions and recorded songs in a folk-rock vein. 1 hit "Hang On Sloopy" in the summer of 1965, knocking "Yesterday" by The Beatles out of the top spot. He was a singer and songwriter whose career began in popular music in the 50s with his group known as Dion & the Belmonts.He went solo in the early 1960s and continued to have hits with songs like "Runaround Sue", "The Wanderer" and "Ruby Baby" until 1964, when changing public tastes and heroin addiction caused him to enter a commercial decline.

When he was just 17, his band "The McCoys" recorded the No. Dion DiMucci was born July 18, 1939 in the Bronx, New York, United States. Rick Derringer (Rick Zehringer) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer born at Fort Recovery, Ohio.

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