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). Recording sessions for Fagen's third solo album began in August, 2004. Recent releases include Tend The Fire (1997), DBA-Derringer, Bogert & Appice (2001) and Free Ride Smooth Jazz (2002). The duo have kept Steely Dan going strong in its new formation and have since delighted their legion of fans with two more Steely Dan albums, the Grammy Award winning Two Against Nature (2000) and Everything Must Go (2003), as well as the live CD Alive In America and a live concert DVD. Derringer has played various styles of music and is a master of the electric guitar. The following year Fagen co-produced Becker's solo debut, 11 Tracks of Whack. In the 1980s, Derringer expanded his producing skills, discovering "Weird Al" Yankovic as well as Mason Ruffner. This led to their reunion as a writing team and the creation of a new touring version of Steely Dan.

Derringer also had a successful solo career, and his solo version of "Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Koo" was a hit single. His second solo album, the underated Kamakiriad (1993) was produced by Walter Becker. One of his best solos can be found on "Tobacco Road" from the Edgar Winter live album Roadwork. During the eighties, Fagen composed music for films and various other artists and toured with the New York Rock & Soul Revue. 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. He wrote briefly for Premiere magazine, including witty pieces on Henry Mancini and Ennio Morricone. 1 hit "Hang On Sloopy" in the summer of 1965, knocking "Yesterday" by The Beatles out of the top spot. After the group's 1981 breakup, Fagen released his solo debut album, The Nightfly (1982), which has been favorably compared to his Steely Dan work.

When he was just 17, his band "The McCoys" recorded the No. After releasing their third LP in 1974 the other members gradually left the band and it evolved into a studio project headed by Becker and Fagen, who from that point on recorded their albums with the cream of America's jazz and rock session musicians. They scored their biggest success in 1977 with the platinum-selling album Aja. Rick Derringer (Rick Zehringer) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer born at Fort Recovery, Ohio. They comprised the core of the band and co-wrote all the group's music; on tour and record, Becker played bass and Fagen played keyboards, as well as performing almost all of the lead vocals on their recordings. He and Walter Becker founded the group in 1971. Donald Fagen (born January 10, 1948 in Passaic, New Jersey) is an American musician and songwriter who is best known as one half of the jazz rock duo Steely Dan.

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