Rick Derringer

Dennis Elsas with Rick Derringer

Dennis Elsas with Rick Derringer

Rick Derringer with his band The McCoys had a #1 hit with “Hang on Sloopy” in 1965.

He went on to work and play with Johnny and Edgar Winter in the 70’s, and produced Edgar’s biggest hit “Frankenstein.” In 1973 his solo career took off with “Rock n Roll Hootchie Koo” and in 2010 he was a member of Ringo’s “All-Starr Band.” On April 11, 1975 he stopped by WNEW-FM to promote his new album Spring Fever. Among the many things we discussed, was his decision to re-record “Sloopy.”