The Rick Derringer Trio Performs “Hang On Sloopy”

by Norm Gregory on November 20, 2013

in 1965, Music

I have always loved Derringer. I was at a Cyndi Lauper show in Seattle, back in 1987. . . Rick lead her back up band and got a solo shot to do “Hang On Sloopy” and “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo” (A 1970 hit which I played over and over at KJR radio in Seattle). Both tunes were a highlight for me that night at the Paramount theater in downtown Seattle.

While that Eric Burdon video last month was depressing . . . this one made feel pretty good about a guy from the ’60s.

1 Bob Orndorff November 21, 2013 at 5:23 am


I have seen rick in concert twice once i when I was working lewiston in the 90’s in a bar. the other was a few years back when he was part of Ringo’s all star band. It was amazing how much better he sounded when he is sober. After finding out about the lost second verse. and feeling cheated…lol i downloaded the full version. Funny thing is today it was released today chances are it wouldn’t be an edit that we would play

2 Norm Gregory November 21, 2013 at 11:50 am

I went to one of those Ringo shows . . . on a Seattle waterfront pier in the mid ’90s. I know the band was full of celebrities . . . but I will be damned if I can remember any of them. Ha.

3 lalo neltner November 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm

The one I saw on the pier had to be in the early 90’s. Billy Preston, Felix Cavalier, Mark Farner, Randy Bachman, John Entwhistle and Zack and Ringo on drums. World’s loudest…really good…jukebox!

4 Norm Gregory November 22, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Ned . . I am betting “Hang On Sloopy” was/is a Jr Cadillac stable.

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