Today Ricky Dean Zehringer aka Rick Derringer turns 74. The legendary American guitarist, vocalist, Grammy Award-winning producer and entertainer came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of The McCoys. He was only 17 when he was brought in to record lead vocals for the number one hit single with "Hang on Sloopy".
He then turned to blues rock, scoring a 1974 hit with "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo". He has worked extensively with brothers Edgar and Johnny Winter and with the group Steely Dan. He also worked with "Weird Al" Yankovic, producing Yankovic's Grammy Award-winning songs "Eat It" and "Fat", and with the World Wrestling Federation, penning entrance songs for Hulk Hogan and Demolition.
Check out my with Rick from Bo & Jim Bash 5, plus my interview prior to his performance, above.