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Birth name: Richard Zehringer.
Born: August 5, 1947, in Fort Recovery, Ohio, USA.
When he was just 17, his band The McCoys recorded "Hang on Sloopy" in the summer of 1965, which became the number one song in America before "Yesterday" by The Beatles knocked it out of the top spot.
Derringer also recorded and played with a version of Johnny Winter's band called "Johnny Winter And ..." and both Edgar Winter's White Trash and The Edgar Winter Group. Derringer also had a successful solo career, and his solo version of "Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Koo" was a hit single. He also recorded extensively with Steely Dan, playing lead guitar on songs such as "Show Biz Kids".
Derringer also performed a track for the World Wrestling Federation on its The Wrestling Album. "Real American" would later be used as Hulk Hogan's entrance music. Derringer also performed the entrance theme for WWF Tag Team Demolition on Piledriver:The Wrestling Album 2, as well as a duet version of "Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Koo" with Gene Okerlund.
In the 1980s, Derringer expanded his producing skills, discovering "Weird Al" Yankovic as well as Mason Ruffner.
He has played for "Weird Al" on many of his albums, playing guitar and mandolin.
Recent releases include Tend The Fire (1997), DBA-Derringer, Bogert & Appice (2001), and Free Ride Smooth Jazz (2002). He also guested on the Tom Guerra project Mambo Sons CD (1999) and Damon Fowler's Riverview Drive (2000).
Rick continues to perform and record, with varying musical line-ups, in the rock and roll, smooth jazz, and Christian rock genres.
Derringer also appears on the Les Paul album American Made World Played (2005) on the track "Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl."