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Rick Derringer, whose real name is Ricky Dean Zehringer, is an American musician (guitarist, vocalist), Grammy Award-winning producer. Additionally, Rick has written several hit songs after coming to prominence in the 1960s. He started his journey as a founding member of his band, The McCoys. At that time, they recorded what became the number-one hit song, “Hang On Sloopy.”
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Derringer joined Johnny Winter in a band that they called “Johnny Winter And,” the “And,” referring to The McCoys in the early 70s.
Family and Personal Life
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Liz Derringer is a renowned music journalist who was once married to an equally legendary musician and guitarist Rick Derringer. Their relationship was one of the most celebrated partnerships in rock and roll history worldwide. However, they broke up, and Liz got to start writing for Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine.
|Wife's/Spouse's Name||Liz Derringer|
|Children/Kids||Yes (Man and Lory Derringer)|
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Ricky Dean Zehringer|
|Age (as of today)||75 years|
|Date of Birth||August 5, 1947|
|Place of Birth||Ohio, United States of America|
|Height||1.63 m, 5 feet 4 inches|
|Weight||70 kg, 154.5 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$1 million|
|Occupation||A Musician (guitarist, Grammy Award-winning Producer., Vocalist)|
Height, Weight, and Age
Rick Derringer's height is pretty average measuring 1.63 m. Rick Derringer weighs 70 kg. Being born on August 5, 1947, translates to an age of 75 years as of todays date (June 5, 2023).
Johnny was great in the studio; he was there to make the music that he wanted to make. We lived right beside each other and had a rehearsal studio that was just ours, with nobody else using it, it was part of Johnny’s house, so we could rehearse every day.Rick Derringer
For me, I go in and play a few Christian songs for an audience, and now I have people come up and not tell me I’m great, but tell me that my music is helping save their lives, helping them in the Lord, and helping them end their vices.Rick Derringer
The first time I heard Johnny play at the Fillmore East, I wasn’t really impressed. He had come on the scene with everybody telling me how great he was, and I didn’t hear it.Rick Derringer
So, after awhile, you can only get so much happiness from a guy who’s drunk come up and tell you you’re great.Rick Derringer
I started The McCoys in 1962, so I’m approaching my 40th year in the entertainment business.Rick Derringer