Rick Derringer Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Rick Derringer Quick Info
Height5 ft 4¼ in
Weight64 kg
Date of BirthAugust 5, 1947
Zodiac SignLeo
SpouseJenda Hall

Rick Derringer is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and producer who has released worldwide hit songs like Hang On Sloopy (1965) and Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo (1973). He has more than 50k followers on Twitter, more than 200k followers on Facebook, and more than 100k subscribers on YouTube.

Born Name

Ricky Dean Zehringer

Nick Name

Rick Derringer

Rick Derringer as seen in 2011
Rick Derringer as seen in 2011 (Phil Guest / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Fort Recovery, Ohio, United States





Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Producer


  • Father – John Zehringer
  • Mother – Janice Thornburg


Hard Rock, Jazz Fusion, Blues-Rock, Christian Rock, Pop Rock, Blues, Funk Rock


Vocals, Guitar


  • Blue Sky Records
  • Bang Records
  • Immediate Records
  • Mercury Records




5 ft 4¼ in or 163 cm


64 kg or 141 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Rick has dated –

  1. Liz Brewer – Rick was previously married to music journalist Liz Brewer for 22 years.
  2. Jenda Hall (1998-Present) – Rick is happily married to Jenda Hall since 1998. Together, they are proud parents to children Lory Derringer and Martin Derringer.
Rick Derringer as seen onstage in 1974
Rick Derringer as seen onstage in 1974 (Jim Summaria / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color


However, he often dyes his hair ‘Blonde’.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Tattoo on the back of his hand


Evangelical Christianity

Rick Derringer Favorite Things

  • Guitar Solo Played By HimMaking Love Out of Nothing At All (1983) by Air Supply
  • AlbumRoadwork (1972) (Live album by Edgar Winter’s White Trash)

Source – VintageGuitar.com, Hit-Channel.com

Rick seen during his performance in Paris in 2011
Rick seen during his performance in Paris in 2011 (Dr Jean Fortunet / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Rick Derringer Facts

  1. His song Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo was featured in Richard Linklater‘s cult classic, Dazed and Confused (1993) which starred the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich, Ben Affleck, etc.
  2. The single, Hang On Sloopy (released by his band The McCoys) became the 1st rock-and-roll song played at Moscow’s historic Red Square. Additionally, it was also named as Ohio state’s official rock song in 1985.
  3. Real American, written and performed by Derringer, was chosen by wrestler Hulk Hogan as his entrance theme.

Featured Image by Phil Guest / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0

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