Radio Mans fave with Rick Derringer – Ringo Starr and his All Star Band

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Rick Derringer (born Richard Dean Zehringer; August 5, 1947) is an American musician, producer and songwriter. He achieved success during the 1960s with his then band, the McCoys. Their debut single, “Hang on Sloopy“, was a number-one hit in 1965 and became a classic track of the garage rock era. The McCoys then had seven songs that charted in the top 100, including versions of “Fever” and “Come on Let’s Go”.

In 1974, Derringer experienced further success with his own song, “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo“. He also worked extensively with brothers Edgar and Johnny Winter, playing lead and backing guitar in their bands and producing all of their gold and platinum recordings, including Edgar Winter’s hits “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride” (both in 1973). He has additionally worked with Steely DanCyndi Lauper and “Weird Al” Yankovic, producing Yankovic’s Grammy Award-winning songs “Eat It” (1984) and “Fat” (1988). Derringer also produced the World Wrestling Federation‘s album The Wrestling Album (1985) and its follow-up Piledriver: The Wrestling Album II (1987). The albums included the entrance song for Hulk Hogan, “Real American”, and the Demolition tag team, “Demolition”. Derringer also produced three songs from the soundtrack of the 1984 Tom Hanks movie Bachelor Party.

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