Grammy Award winning producer who came into fame in the 1960's with The McCoys and "Hang On Sloopy" rock music anthem for decades
In the 1970s, Derringer had another major hit with his own song, "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo". He has worked extensively with the brothers Edgar and Johnny Winter, playing lead guitar in their bands, and also producing all of their gold and platinum disc recordings. He has worked with Steely Dan, discovered Cyndi Lauper and "Weird Al Yankovic", producing Yankovic's Grammy Award-winning songs "Eat It" and "Fat". "Eat It" included Derringer's guitar solo, which emulated Eddie Van Halen's solo on Michael Jackson's "Beat It".