Thursday, October 7, 2010

'Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo' singer Rick Derringer facing foreclosure

Rick Derringer
Singer, songwriter and guitar hero Rick Derringer wrote and recorded the 1974 smash "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo."

As a member of The McCoys, he sang lead on the 1965 hit "Hang on Sloopy."

And as a producer, Derringer worked with Bette Midler, Kiss, Meat Loaf, Cyndi Lauper, Barbra Streisand and Weird Al Yankovic.

Derringer now faces foreclosure on his Ellenton home, a nice place I visited while working on a story for the Bradenton Herald in 2005.

"It's a great location for us and we love it and we're going to save it," Derringer told the Herald, which broke news of the foreclosure suit today.

My last communication with Derringer, for an article that ran in another publication on Nov. 5, 2009, came from the rocker's other home in Rio Rancho, N.M.

Click to read "Manatee rock icon facing foreclosure."

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