|Celebrated Name:||Rick Derringer|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Ricky Dean Zehringer|
|Age:||76 years old|
|Birth Date:||5 August 1947|
|Birth Place:||Ohio, United States of America|
|Height:||5′ 4″ (1.63 m)|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Liz Derringer|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Man and Lory Derringer)|
|Is Rick Derringer Gay? :||No|
|Profession:||A Musician (guitarist and vocalist), and Grammy Award-winning producer.|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$1 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2023|
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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Early Life & Biography
Derringer was born in Celina, Ohio, and was brought up in Fort Recovery. He is the son of Janice Lavine and John Otto Zehringer, who was a section foreman on the Nickel Plate Railroad. Besides his parents, his first significant influence was his uncle, Jim Thornburg, a famous guitarist and singer in Ohio.
After the eighth grade, their family moved to Union City, Indiana, where he started a band called The McCoys. Later, Rick changed the name to Rick Z Combo, Rick, and finally Raiders before going back to the band’s original name.
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.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 5 August 1947, Rick Derringer is 76 years old as of today’s date 28th November 2023. His height is 1.63 tall, and his weight is 70 kg.
Derringer joined Johnny Winter in a band that they called “Johnny Winter And,” the “And,” referring to The McCoys in the early 70s.
Derringer, in 1973, released his first solo album All-American Boy, which included “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo.”
In 1984, he played the guitar on Barbra Streisand’s cover version of Steinman’s “Left in the Dark.” This song was released as the lead single of Emotion.
In 1985, due to their friendship with Cyndi Lauper and Steinman, they collaborated again to release the Wrestling Album for the World Wrestling Federation. The album consisted mostly of wrestlers’ theme songs. The theme song, “Real American,” was also used by US President Barack Obama at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, to unveil his birth certificate. Furthermore, it was used as a campaign song by Hillary Clinton, a victory song by Newt Gingrich, and in Donald Trump’s campaigns.
Rick returned to the Meat Loaf fold for ‘Blind before I Stop’ in 1986 and co-wrote the song “Masculine.”
In 1987, Derringer directed the ‘Way off-Broadway,’ cable Tv show on which Meat Loaf guested with other guests, including Larry Carlton Robbie Dupree, Edgar Winter. Additionally, he returned to the World Wrestling Federation and produced its second music album, Piledriver. In the collection, Rick co-wrote the theme tune for Demolition and added a fresh version of “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo” as a twosome with Gene Okerlund
Rick, together with Jenda, created the Asia Project after discovering that the two largest-selling songs in history are Chinese. They released their versions after taking a lot of effort to make sure the English translation corresponded to what the Chinese writers were trying to convey. The songs are “Mouse Loves Rice,” and “Season of Waiting.”
Derringer, In 2014, performed on Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus tour with other notable guitarists, including B.B. King, Roger McGuinn, Don Felder, Leslie West, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo, Toto’s Steve Lukather, and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready.
In 2017, while flying from Cancún in Mexico to Atlanta, Georgia, Derringer was condemned for carrying a loaded gun on a Delta Air Lines flight.
Awards & Achievements
Derringer received his only Grammy Award for ultimately producing six Yankovic albums between 1983 and 1989.
Net worth & Salary of Rick Derringer in 2023
As of November 2023, Rick Derringer Net Worth is $1 Million. He started his career as a teenager, and since then, he has been a master at his craft. Having been born in Fort Recovery, Ohio, Rick Derringer formed the band The McCoys as a teenager who has brought him so much wealth. He has received most of his wealth from his career. On the contrary, his salary is still under review, but we will update you as soon as it is known.
Rick has been one of those musicians who have had an outstanding career journey. Since he began his career, he has kept on growing and rising indisputably. Rick registered some of his initial releases as hits, something that is very rare. He seems to have gotten to the peak of his career, but he will keep on earning from the various plays his songs receive.