ALL-AMERICAN BOY: RICK DERRINGER WIRD 75
- Aug 05, 2022
Even though he didn't constantly shake the charts during his unprecedented career, guitarist and singer Rick Derringer is one of the most famous artists in the U.S. and enjoys cult-like reverence. In the sixties, he succeeded with the McCoys in 1965 with "Hang On Sloopy" a number one. In 1970, the McCoys became Johnny Winter's backing band and henceforth operated under the name Johnny Winter's And. 1973 saw the release of Derringer's solo LP: ALL-AMERICAN BOY. To date, another 20 or so records have followed. At the beginning of the eighties he ran the Heavy Metal band DNA with Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), which resulted in the album PARTY TESTED in 1983. In 2001 the album DERRINGER, BOGERT & APPICE was released. His guest contributions or studio jobs cannot be counted: He played with Steely Dan, for Cindy Lauper, Kiss, Bonny Tyler, Alice Cooper ... and became the declared role model of Neil Giraldo, guitarist and husband of Pat Benatar. On August 5, the extraordinary musician Rick Derringer turns 75.