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).
. Recent releases include Tend The Fire (1997), DBA-Derringer, Bogert & Appice (2001) and Free Ride Smooth Jazz (2002). In mid-2004 they began recording new material and playing live across Europe, and in August the download-only single iF You Don't Get What You Want was released. Derringer has played various styles of music and is a master of the electric guitar. From 2000 to 2004, the band took an extended sabbatical to allow the individual members to pursue different interests, including a Barman-directed feature film entitled Any Way the Wind Blows. In the 1980s, Derringer expanded his producing skills, discovering "Weird Al" Yankovic as well as Mason Ruffner. They have also released many singles, the experimental EP My Sister = my clock (1995) and a greatest hits compilation No More Loud Music with a companion DVD No More Video (2001).

Derringer also had a successful solo career, and his solo version of "Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Koo" was a hit single. So far, they have released three proper albums on Island Records: Worst Case Scenario (1994), In a Bar Under the Sea (1996) and The Ideal Crash (1999). One of his best solos can be found on "Tobacco Road" from the Edgar Winter live album Roadwork. They became one of the most successful Belgian rock bands ever. 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. The band was formed in Antwerp in the early 1990s, and displayed a bewildering array of influences, including Captain Beefheart, Mingus-style jazz, Leonard Cohen and the Velvet Underground. 1 hit "Hang On Sloopy" in the summer of 1965, knocking "Yesterday" by The Beatles out of the top spot. Past members include Stef Kamil Carlens (bass), who went on to found the band Zita Swoon (initially known as Moondog Jr.), Rudy Trouvé (guitar), who has pursued a career in music and art, Jules de Borgher (drums),Danny Mommens (bass) who left in 2004 because of his other band Vive la Fete and Craig Ward (guitar) left in 2004 because of illness.

When he was just 17, his band "The McCoys" recorded the No. dEUS is an indie rock band based in Antwerp, Belgium, consisting of Tom Barman (vocals and guitar), Craig Ward (guitar), Klaas Janzoons (keyboards and violin), and Stephane Misseghers (drums), Alan Gevaert (bass) and Mauro Pawlowski (guitar). Rick Derringer (Rick Zehringer) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer born at Fort Recovery, Ohio.

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