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). The constant comparisons with U2 didn't help either, even though musically the bands were not especially similar. The band was dropped in 1996 and subsequently disbanded, though Bap went on to have some success with a solo career. Recent releases include Tend The Fire (1997), DBA-Derringer, Bogert & Appice (2001) and Free Ride Smooth Jazz (2002). Unfortunately the record company gave the band very lacklustre support and despite extensive touring, the breakthrough to mainstream success eluded them. Derringer has played various styles of music and is a master of the electric guitar. Subsequent albums compensated for this, the 1992 release Stop the Machine, 1993's Shinola, Painkiller (1995) and a 1996 live album. In the 1980s, Derringer expanded his producing skills, discovering "Weird Al" Yankovic as well as Mason Ruffner. The first album, Energy Orchard, was released to critical appreciation, but with some reservations about it being overproduced (producer was Mick Glossop), somewhat diluting the band's raw live sound.

Derringer also had a successful solo career, and his solo version of "Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Koo" was a hit single. The first single, Belfast, was released in 1990 on MCA records, followed up with Sailortown. One of his best solos can be found on "Tobacco Road" from the Edgar Winter live album Roadwork. The band were:. 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. Fronted by Bap Kennedy, their style drew heavily on the influence of Van Morrison and other classic RnB, but incorporated traditional elements of Irish folk music to create a unique sound. 1 hit "Hang On Sloopy" in the summer of 1965, knocking "Yesterday" by The Beatles out of the top spot. Energy Orchard were a Irish guitar-based rock band of the late 1980s and early 1990s, from Belfast.

When he was just 17, his band "The McCoys" recorded the No. Kevin Breslin (keyboards). Rick Derringer (Rick Zehringer) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer born at Fort Recovery, Ohio. Joby Fox (bass). Spade McQuaid (rhythm guitar). David Toner (percussion).

Paul Toner (lead guitar). Bap Kennedy (lead vocal).

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