Derringer just played two shows in Atlanta.
If you're reading this, you likely know Rick Derringer beyond his single solo mainstream success, Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo. You likely also know Hang On Sloopy from when he fronted the McCoys in the Sixties. You likely also know Free Ride and other numbers from his work with Edgar Winter. Last week at Eddie's Attic, we got those songs and a lot more.
We got stories of the McCoys breaking free of the bubblegum scene and heading to NYC to play clubs including a residency at The Scene, and meeting such stars as Jimi Hendrix. We got stories of being the "And" in Johnny Winter And. We got an updated Still Alive and Well, with some additional faith based lyrics to remind us of his current world.
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We got stories of his work with The Edgar Winter Group (but didn't play Frankenstein) and Dan Hartman.
Success was more elusive after that, but the centerpiece of the evening was a series of stories about meeting Cyndi Lauper, her introduction for him to the world of wrestling, and his writing of Real American, co-opted since by everyone from Hulk Hogan to Barrack Obama.
Thank you Rick Derringer.