Rock and Blues Fest with Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, RIck Derringer, Leslie West, Kim Simmonds
Some of rock's most legendary figures are coming together to the bergenPAC stage. Rock 'N' Blues Fest will feature Grammy Award-winners Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, and Leslie West of trailblazing hard rock trio Mountain, along with rock-and-roll mainstay Rick Derringer and Kim Simmonds of iconic British blues-rock outfit Savoy Brown.
Collectively, these five titans of rock have culled 4
It seems like Rick Derringer has been on the rock & roll scene forever -- actually, it's only been since 1965, which makes him one of the more enduring veterans of his generation. Derringer's work with his band the McCoys in his midteens, highlighted by the bubblegum anthem "Hang On Sloopy," gave him a claim to low-level rock & roll immortality, and his subsequent playing with Johnny (and later Edgar) Winter provided him with a degree of credibility that a lot of guitar players can only envy, especially after the release of the Edgar Winter live double album Roadwork....
When Johnny Winter emerged on the national scene in 1969, the hope, particularly in the record business, was that he would become a superstar on the scale of Jimi Hendrix, another blues-based rock guitarist and singer who preceded him by a few years....
Kim Simmonds, born in Newbridge, Wales, in 1947, is considered a legendary blues guitarist by almost any musical standard. He has even been called one of the founding fathers of British blues by some....
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