Rick Derringer

Rick Derringer (* August 5, 1947 in Fort Recovery, Ohio), Rick actually Zehringer, is an American rock musician (guitar, vocals), songwriter and producer.

The McCoys Derringer 1965, the smash hit Hang On Sloopy, the displaced in America Yesterday by the Beatles from the top spot on the charts.

In 1969 Derringer as a musician and producer Johnny Winter, along with the other McCoys. They played as his backing band on the album Johnny Winter And and Johnny Winter And - Live - And that stands for The McCoys. For Johnny Winter Derringer wrote the hit Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo. With Johnny's brother Edgar, he took Edgar Winter's White Trash and Roadwork on.

In 1973, Derringer 's solo album All American Boy out. He has also worked as a producer, songwriter and musician for the Winter brothers, among others for the album Still Alive and Well and They Only Come Out At Night.

In 1976, the Derringer Derringer band with which he produced four albums. In 1983, he took with Good Dirty Fun again on a solo album. In addition, Derringer played repeatedly with well-known bands and musicians, such as Alice Cooper, Richie Havens, Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, Barbra Streisand and Kiss.

Mid-1980s, Derringer worked with Weird Al Yankovic, but continued working for others. So he wrote and produced, for example, I Am A Real American, the themes song of wrestler Hulk Hogan.

In 1990, the album Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer Live was released in Japan. As of 1993 Derringer took on a series of four blues albums: Back To The Blues, Electra Blues, Blues Deluxe, and finally in 2000 Jackhammer Blues. In 1999 he produced the album with Edgar Winter Winter Blues.

In 1997, Derringer Album Tend The Fire out. In 2001 he played with Carmine Appice and Tim Bogert (formerly Vanilla Fudge ) DBA - a Derringer, Bogert & Appice. 2002 Derringer Free Ride Smooth Jazz made ​​with an excursion into jazz. The single from the Hot And Cool has been extremely successful in the jazz charts.

With his wife Brenda and his children Lory and Martin Derringer recorded two albums with christian songs on, Aiming 4 Heaven and Still Alive And Well ( 2004).

In the context of the flood disasters in Southeast Asia and the hurricane devastation in the southern U.S. of musicians organized in 2005 the " Musicians for Disaster Relief", a charity concert that also zugutekam the American Red Cross, among others. In the Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida held concert he assembled the group Loverboy, Twisted Sister, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, Eddie Money and Michael Bolton. Derringer played with most acts the guitar part and carried themselves, " Hang on Sloopy " including the deleted second row and " Rock 'n ' Roll Hoochie Koo " before.