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). "Think Twice" and "My Heart Will Go On" appeared 45th and 39th respectively in the official list of the best-selling singles in the UK issued in 2002. Recent releases include Tend The Fire (1997), DBA-Derringer, Bogert & Appice (2001) and Free Ride Smooth Jazz (2002).
. Derringer has played various styles of music and is a master of the electric guitar.
. In the 1980s, Derringer expanded his producing skills, discovering "Weird Al" Yankovic as well as Mason Ruffner. [1] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/3670760.stm).

Derringer also had a successful solo career, and his solo version of "Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Koo" was a hit single. On September 2004 the contract was extended into 2007. One of his best solos can be found on "Tobacco Road" from the Edgar Winter live album Roadwork. Even though the show did not get the best reviews from some critics it has been very well received by audiences, selling out every night since opening in March 2003. 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. It includes Dion performing her songs against an array of dancers and special effects. 1 hit "Hang On Sloopy" in the summer of 1965, knocking "Yesterday" by The Beatles out of the top spot. The show is described as a combination of dance, music and visual effects.

When he was just 17, his band "The McCoys" recorded the No. Dion first conceived the idea for the show after seeing O by Dragone early into her break from recording. Rick Derringer (Rick Zehringer) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer born at Fort Recovery, Ohio. The show is put together by Franco Dragone. On March 25, 2003, Dion began a three-year engagement to play five nights a week at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. On January 2005, Miracle was certified Platinum by RIAA in USA.

Her album A New Day Has Come went six times platinum (600,000 units). According to the Canadian Recording Industry Association, Dion was the second highest selling Canadian artist in 2004. The theme of the album is centred around babies. The project was available in three different versions: the CD with a 20-page booklet featuring photos by world-renowned baby photographer Anne Geddes; the Limited Edition CD/DVD Box Set includes a 60-page version of the Miracle book, the Miracle CD and a "making of the CD" DVD; the 180-page book with the Miracle CD and the "making of the book" DVD. In October 2004, Dion released her first concept album, Miracle, produced by David Foster, as part of a multimedia franchise conceived by both Dion and photographer Anne Geddes.

Live in Las Vegas album, cracked the Top 100 most requested singles on Canadian radio stations for 23 weeks. Difficult though this may be to credit, the song, included as a "bonus track" on her A New Day.. 1 in the Canadian mainstream adult contemporary category, according to Nielsen BDS. In July 2004, "You and I", the promo song for the new Air Canada advertising campaign, actually hit No.

"Tout l'or des hommes" reached number five on the English CHR Audience Chart. The first single from this album, "Tout l'or des hommes", established the record for becoming the highest charting Francophone single on the National (English) CHR Audience chart in the BDS era. Dion herself has referred to it as "the album of pleasure". Critics have called it Dion's best and most natural album.

The album is yet again a collaboration between Dion and Jean-Jacques Goldman (joined by three of his friends, Gildas Arzel, Eric Benzi and Jacques Veneruso), who had previously worked with her on S'il suffisait d'aimer and D'eux (also known as The French Album, which sold nine million copies worldwide, making it the most sold French-language album of all time). In October 2003, her French album 1 fille & 4 types was released. In 2003, moviegoers once again heard Céline Dion's voice in the song "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" on the soundtrack to Mona Lisa Smile. It was one of the top-ten selling perfumes of 2003.

She also released her own perfume line, which was well received and was advertised on commercial television. The album has been certificated as 10th-best selling album of the year, according to IFPI. In March 2003, Dion was everywhere: on 25 March her A New Day show opened in Las Vegas, and her album One Heart was released. She had a contract to perform in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The album debuted at number one across 17 countries all over the world, and it sold over 600,000 copies in the United States in its first week, being the highest selling album of the year in the first week. In 2002 after her two-year hiatus, she returned to the music world with a new album A New Day Has Come. Live in Las Vegas. In that time, she gave birth to her child, and prepared plans for her biggest show to date, A New Day..

In 2000, Dion began a two-year hiatus from the music industry. Some of Dion's own songs have been covered: "My Heart Will Go On" by Claire Sweeney and Neil Diamond, among others, "These Are Special Times" by Christina Aguilera, and "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day" by Clay Aiken. Dion also covered one of Anggun's song "Tu nages" in her latest French album. Dion has covered several popular songs in her time, including Jennifer Rush's hit "The Power of Love", Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", Roy Orbison's "I Drove All Night" and Eric Carmen's "All by Myself", John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy", Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World", Ray Charles' "If I Could".

In 1996 at the Atlanta Olympics, she performed the theme song, "The Power of the Dream". Dion is also no stranger to participating in tribute albums, such as a 1995 collection of Carole King songs called Tapestry Revisited, In My Life (a collection of Beatles songs in tribute to producer George Martin), and a 1997 double-CD set commemorating Diana, Princess of Wales. The song "I'm Alive" from her A New Day Has Come album was featured in the second Stuart Little motion picture. In 2004, Dion recorded the title track for the Anglo-French-Canadian movie Nouvelle-France, titled "Ma Nouvelle-France", written by Luc Plamondon and Patrick Doyle and produced by Christopher Neil. Her last movie song before her short two-year hiatus to have a child came in 1999 with "Then You Look at Me" (from Bicentennial Man, also written by Horner and Jennings).

One year later, she performed "The Prayer" for the 1998 animated film Quest for Camelot. By 1997, her records and her rendition of James Horner and Will Jennings's song "My Heart Will Go On", written for the motion picture Titanic (but making its debut on her album Let's Talk About Love), made her the top-grossing star of the music world, with more than 50 million records sold. In North America, and working in the United States, her song for Disney's Beauty and the Beast (written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman), "Because You Loved Me" (from 1995s Up Close and Personal, another Diane Warren composition), and a cover of Nat King Cole's "When I Fall in Love" (from 1993's Sleepless in Seattle), added to her growing stardom. Dion's work has featured heavily in the soundtracks of a number of hit films.

The couple also has a son, René-Charles Angélil (born January 2001). The wedding was broadcast on television across Canada and was very highly rated. Eventually, they were engaged, and she married him in 1994. In the dedication section of her third English-language album, The Colour of My Love, Dion named Angélil "the colour of [her] love".

In late 1993, she indicated to the public for the first time that she was in love with her manager, René Angélil. However, Céline Dion finally showcased her talents as a songwriter when she co-wrote "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day" for the 1998 Christmas album, These Are Special Times, and "Treat Her Like a Lady" on her Let's Talk About Love album, 1997. Many of the hit singles that followed over the next ten years ("If You Asked Me To", "Water from the Moon", and "Nothing Broken but My Heart") were written by Diane Warren, a composer best known for power ballads. Her first English-language album, Unison (1990), expanded her international recognition with the breakthrough single, "Where Does My Heart Beat Now".

By winning the contest in Dublin, Ireland on April 30, 1988, she received a large boost to her career in Europe. Approached by Swiss song writers Atilla Şereftuğ and Nella Martinetti, she was chosen to represent Switzerland in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, singing "Ne partez pas sans moi". Her career continued to blossom, and in 1987, she produced the album Incognito, which became a huge success. The following year she competed and won the gold medal at the Tokyo World Song Festival.

In 1981, they released her first record in her native French language, "La Voix du bon Dieu" ("The Voice of God"), which made her an instant star in Quebec. In 1980, her mother brought her to agent/manager René Angélil, who so believed in her voice that he mortgaged his home to help finance her career. By the age of five, she was performing for anyone who would listen. She was born to a Roman Catholic family in the small town of Charlemagne, Quebec, with a singing voice that her mother encouraged.

Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian vocalist. She received a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto on June 25, 2003, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004. She loves to play golf, even in the Quebec winter. Has an estimated wealth of $320 million to $400 million.

In 1998 she was honoured by two governments in two days: on April 30, her home province made her an officer of the National Order of Quebec, and on May 1 she became an officer of the Order of Canada. Her husband/manager and the song writer James Horner had to convince her. At first she did not want to record her biggest hit "My Heart Will Go On". She has her own magazine, Céline Dion Magazine.

She is three months younger than her step-son, Patrick Angélil. She plans to send him to a school where he will learn English, French, and Spanish. Is raising her son to be multilingual. Her son's baptism on July 25, 2001, was broadcast live throughout Canada.

She does not believe that school is for everyone. Has said that she regrets dropping out of high school. They were never released because of disagreements between Spector and Dion's labels. Recorded songs together with famed producer Phil Spector (The Beatles, Ike and Tina Turner).

Dion denies this but has said that her shoe collection is in the hundreds. Is rumoured to have over 1000 pairs of shoes. Is distantly related to Madonna. Céline Dion performed the hit single of the film Titanic, the second best-selling CD of the 1990s, and her albums Falling into You and Let's Talk About Love are both in the third position, having sold more than 30 million copies each.

Dion's last two French-language albums, 1 fille & 4 types and S'il suffisait d'aimer took only five to six days to record while her album A New Day Has Come took about a month to record. Dion loved the challenge, and hopes to act in a movie one day. She portrayed a young woman named Elisa who lived a very difficult, abused life. Shortly after her Unison album was released, Dion acted in a television mini-series called Des fleurs sur la neige (Flowers on the Snow).

The song is co-written by Pascal Obispo, a popular French singer and composer, who composed the musical score to Les dix commandements. "L'envie d'aimer" was originally interpreted by Daniel Lévi who portrays Moses in the musical. "The Greatest Reward", featured on A New Day Has Come, is an adaptation of "L'envie d'aimer", a song from the French stage musical Les dix commandements (The Ten Commandments). [3]  (http://www.sonymusic.co.in/news/newsbrief.asp?newsid={FD6088C9-DBD6-425B-B46A-94D783E0286B}&artalb=False&cookie%5Ftest=1).

Has sold more than 170 million records around the globe, making her one of the best-selling female recording artists of all time. [2] (http://www.worldmusicawards.com/diamondaward.html). This certified her as selling over 100 million albums world wide. On September 15, 2004, Dion received a Diamond Award at the "World Music Awards".

2003 "One Heart" #27 UK. from One Heart

    . 2002 "Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)" #38 UK. 2002 "I'm Alive" #17 UK.

    2002 "A New Day Has Come" #22 US, #7 UK. from A New Day Has Come

      . 2000 "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" #19 UK. 1999 "That's the Way It Is" #6 US, #12 UK.

      from All the Way: A Decade of Song

        . 1999 "Treat Her Like a Lady" #29 UK. from Let's Talk About Love
          . Kelly) #1 US, #3 UK.

          1998 "I'm Your Angel" (with R. from These Are Special Times

            . 1998 "Immortality" (with The Bee Gees) #5 UK. 1998 "My Heart Will Go On" #1 US, #1 UK.

            1997 "The Reason" #11 UK. 1997 "Tell Him" (with Barbra Streisand) #3 UK. from Let's Talk About Love

              . 1997 "Call the Man" #11 UK.

              1996 "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" #2 US, #3 UK. 1996 "All by Myself" #4 US (1997 release), #6 UK. 1996 "Because You Loved Me" #1 US, #5 UK. 1996 "Falling into You" #10 UK.

              from Falling into You

                . 1995 "Misled" (re-issue) #15 UK. from The Colour of My Love
                  . 1995 "Pour que tu m'aimes encore (To Love Me Again)" #7 UK.

                  from D'eux

                    . 1995 "Only One Road" #8 UK. 1994 "Think Twice" #1 UK. 1994 "Misled" #23 US, #40 UK.

                    1993 "The Power of Love" #1 US, #4 UK (1994 release). 1993 "When I Fall in Love" #23 US. from The Colour of My Love

                      . 1992 "Nothing Broken but My Heart" #29 US.

                      1992 "Introduction/Love Can Move Mountains" #36 US. 1992 "If You Asked Me to" #4 US. 1992 "Beauty and the Beast" (with Peabo Bryson) #9 US, #9 UK. from Céline Dion

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                        1991 "(If There Ever Was) Any Other Way" #35 US. 1990 "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" #4 US. from Unison

                          . Marc Langis - bass guitar.

                          Yves Frulla - keyboard. Paul Picard - percussion. André Coutu - guitar. Claude "Mégo" Lemay - piano, music director.

                          Barnev Valsaint - backing singer. Terry Bradford - backing singer (ex). Mary-Lou Gauthier - backing singer. Julie LeBlanc - backing singer (ex).

                          Élise Duguay - backing singer.

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