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Edgar Winter Group/Edgar Winter/Johnny Winter/Rick Derringer
« on: August 30, 2016, 04:09:10 PM »
Edgar Holland Winter (born December 28, 1946) is an American rock and blues musician. He is known for being a multi-instrumentalist — keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist and percussionist — as well as a singer. His success peaked in the 1970s with his band, The Edgar Winter Group, and their popular songs "Frankenstein"  and "Free Ride".
Winter was born to John Winter II and Edwina Winter on December 28, 1946, in Beaumont, Texas. Both he and his older brother Johnny were born with albinism, and both were required to take special education classes in high school. Winter states, "In school I had a lot of friends. I wore a lot of white shirts to, like, blend in I guess. No one really gave me a hard time about being albino or taking special education classes. Then again, I wasn't really popular."

By the time Edgar Winter left his hometown of Beaumont, Texas in the 1960s, he was already a proficient musician.

Birth name Edgar Holland Winter
Born   December 28, 1946 (age 69)
Beaumont, Texas
United States
Genres   Rock, pop, jazz fusion, blues rock, blue-eyed soul, boogie rock
Occupation(s)   Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments   Vocals, keyboards, saxophone, percussion
Years active   1969–present
Labels   Epic, Airline
Associated acts   Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, The Edgar Winter Group, Sawbuck, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, David Lee Roth, Todd Rundgren, Ronnie Montrose


John Dawson Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014), known as Johnny Winter, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Best known for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s, Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters. After his time with Waters, Winter recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".


Birth name   John Dawson Winter III
Born   February 23, 1944
Beaumont, Texas, US
Died   July 16, 2014 (aged 70)
near Zurich, Switzerland
Genres   Electric blues, blues rock, rock and roll, Texas blues
Occupation(s)   Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments   Vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica
Years active   1959–2014
Labels   Columbia, Blue Sky, Alligator, Point Blank
Associated acts   Edgar Winter, Tommy Shannon, Muddy Waters

Winter was professionally active until the time of his death near Zurich, Switzerland, on July 16, 2014. He was found dead in his hotel room two days after his last performance, at the Cahors Blues Festival in France on July 14, at the age of 70. The cause of Winter's death was not officially released.  According to his guitarist friend and record producer Paul Nelson, Winter died of emphysema combined with pneumonia.

Rick Derringer (born Ricky Dean Zehringer; August 5, 1947) is an American guitarist, vocalist, Grammy Award winning producer and entertainer.

Derringer came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of The McCoys, who had a number one hit single with "Hang on Sloopy." Derringer then turned to blues rock, scoring a 1974 hit with "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo". He has also worked extensively with brothers Edgar and Johnny Winter, and with the group Steely Dan.

Derringer appeared on Alice Cooper's Killer album in 1971, playing the solo on "Under My Wheels."

In late 1974, Derringer played guitar on Joe Vitale's debut solo album Roller Coaster Weekend produced by The Albert Brothers (Ron, and Howard). The album featured other famous guitarists Joe Walsh and Phil Keaggy.
Derringer opened for Led Zeppelin in Oakland, California on their last American tour in 1977. Derringer was also a featured guitarist on several Todd Rundgren albums in the 1970s, including Something/Anything? (1972), A Wizard, a True Star (1973), Initiation (1975) and the live album Back to the Bars (1978).
n the 1980s, Derringer expanded his producing skills, by producing for Mason Ruffner as well as the first 6 "Weird Al" Yankovic albums. He also played on the second Silver Condor album on the track "Thank God For Rock and Roll", produced and sung by Joe Cerisano. He has played for "Weird Al" on many of his albums, playing guitar and mandolin; on the track "Eat It", Derringer played the guitar solo, an homage/parody to Eddie Van Halen's solo on the Michael Jackson song "Beat It".

In the summer of 1983, at Right Tracks studio in NYC, Derringer guested on the Kiss album Lick It Up (their first record without make-up and first Platinum seller in four years), playing the solo on the opening track, "Exciter". Derringer was not credited, per Kiss' usual practice of masking guest musicians appearing on their albums over the years. Derringer commented about Kiss' Paul Stanley, "Paul's a much better guitarist than I would have thought."

In 1986, he co-wrote and sang back-up vocals on "Calm Inside The Storm" on Cyndi Lauper's True Colors album. He served as one of her tour musicians from 1986–1992, prompting him to compare Cyndi to Barbra Streisand: "She's better live than Barbra."

Derringer was once again sought after by Edgar Winter and in 1990 performed on the album Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer Live in Japan. In 1999 Derringer and Winter were back together again for their collaboration on his Winter Blues CD.

Derringer also recorded four blues CDs, starting in 1993 with Back to the Blues followed by Electra Blues, Blues Deluxe and his 2000 release Jackhammer Blues
Rick Derringer toured with Ringo Starr's 11th All-Starr Band in the summer of 2010 and 2011, a band that included long-time friend and musician partner Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Richard Page, Gregg Bissonette, Wally Palmer and Ringo Starr.
Birth name Ricky Dean Zehringer
Rick's current trio consists of longtime bassist-vocalist Charlie Torres and drummer-vocalist-global tour manager Kenn Moutenot of song3.com.

Born   August 5, 1947 (age 69)
Fort Recovery, Ohio, United States
Genres   Hard rock, blues-rock, pop, Christian rock, blues, jazz fusion
Occupation(s)   Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments   Guitar, vocals
Years active   1965–present
Associated acts   The McCoys, Edgar Winter, Johnny Winter, Steely Dan, Todd Rundgren, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Ringo Starr's 11th All-Starr Band


Here some of their best together and separately:

Edgar Winter's White Trash Edgar Johnny Rick Derringer and Jerry Lacroix-Tobacco Road    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF7a3l50aMw

Edgar Winter's White Trash-Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q67drNe2aRg

Edgar Winter Group-Frankenstein   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSLP1FCREBA

Edgar Winter-Free Ride    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIBOG8BRcdY

Edgar Winter Group-Alta Mira   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYiDZ2DHKNU

Johnny Winter-Jumping Jack Flash      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQPlU5q1CBI

Johnny Winter-Sound The Bell      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1E1EH6bXfA

Johnny Winter-Still Alive and Well   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdB3msFJWyM

Johnny Winter and Leslie West-Red House(Hendrix cover)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh4zc288ERg

Rick Derringer in the Mccoys- Hang on Sloopy   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nuw8GJbqx94

Rick Derringer-Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIXxa-ZZYVI

Rick Derringer-Somebody Loan Me A Dime    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3TBm-ApKiI

Johnny Winter Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer-Highway 61    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VnXPjyWawk

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Re: Edgar Winter Group/Edgar Winter/Johnny Winter/Rick Derringer
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2016, 04:20:26 PM »
Frankenstein is certainly without a doubt one of the greatest rock instrumentals every recorded.

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Re: Edgar Winter Group/Edgar Winter/Johnny Winter/Rick Derringer
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2016, 06:11:31 PM »

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Re: Edgar Winter Group/Edgar Winter/Johnny Winter/Rick Derringer
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 05:35:51 PM »
Derringer, cool instrumental jam Florida 3/21/15
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=areQKJEurew

And Beyond the Universe from the Derringer Live 77 album
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf58QumTJP0

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 12:10:41 AM »
Edgar Winter Band Live On The Cue (early nineties)
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-bdApIgttc

1974 Don Kirschner's Rock Concert Edgar Winter Group with Rick Derringer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-oK9ift6BI

Capital Theatre show Passaic NJ 1981 Edgar Winter Group
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e92g_IoCWF8


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Re: Edgar Winter Group/Edgar Winter/Johnny Winter/Rick Derringer
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 09:59:33 PM »
Frankenstein - Edgar Winter & Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGWHFDkTwZo

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Re: Edgar Winter Group/Edgar Winter/Johnny Winter/Rick Derringer
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 04:18:47 PM »
Frankenstein - Edgar Winter & Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGWHFDkTwZo

Edgar is one bad MOFO  :D Gregg Bissonette is awesome on drums, and Billy Squier, another nice lineup.