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 and Roll, Hoochie Koo" was a hit single. He also recorded extensively with Steely Dan, playing lead guitar on songs such as "Show Biz Kids".
n the 1980s, Derringer expanded his producing skills, discovering "Weird Al" Yankovic as well as Mason Ruffner. Rick was "Weird Al" Yankovic's lead guitarist for five years, before being replaced by Jim West.
In 1976 Rick created the Derringer Band which featured Kenny Aaronson, Danny Johnson, and Vinny Appice. He released four albums with the Derringer band and in '83 returned to his solo career with the LP, Good Dirty Fun. Derringer was the first album with these guys and was released in 1976. A versatile guitarist, singer, songwriter, session man and producer, Derringer has an extensive catalog and is a great often overlooked guitarist.
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