Guitar Shop TV was backstage to catch lead Guitar icon Rick Derringer perform with Johnny and Edgar Winter at the Beekman Beer Garden and Beach Club in New York this month, and believe us, this guy still rocks! What an incredible player! Rick is a true guitar icon with a key role in rock history!
Check the following from the Rick Derringer website: “Young guitar great, vocalist and entertainer Rick Derringer was just 17 when his band The McCoysTM recorded the No.1 hit “Hang On Sloopy” in the summer of 1965, knocking “Yesterday” by The Beatles out of the top spot. The McCoys had enjoyed four years of successful touring, when Rick merged his talents with Johnny Winter in 1969 forming Johnny Winter And (And referring to The McCoys).
Rick was the only producer of all gold and platinum Winter Brothers recordings. In ’71 Rick was featured on three records, “Johnny Winter And”, “Johnny Winter And-Live” and “Edgar Winter’s White Trash”. “And” featured the first version of Derringer’s “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo” which was also released as a single, then selected again for “And – Live”. Eventually, the busy Derringer joined Edgar Winter’s White Trash full-time and produced the gold LP, “Roadwork”. Derringer’s solo album, All American Boy was released in ’73 with the now already popular “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo”, this time as a ‘hit’ single.”
Check our exclusive footage of Rick playing said rock classic “Rock n Roll Hoochie Koo.” with fellow guitar god Doug Rappaport. Red Hot!