Rickey Medlocke

About Rickey Medlocke

Who is it?: Musician
Birth Day: February 17, 1950
Birth Place: Jacksonville, Florida, United States, United States
Birth Sign: Pisces
Genres: Southern rock, hard rock
Instruments: Guitar, drums, mandolin, dobro, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
Years active: 1970–present
Associated acts: Blackfoot, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Rickey Medlocke Net Worth

Rickey Medlocke was bornon February 17, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, United States, is Musician. Rickey Medlocke is an American musician who is known to the music lovers as the guitarist of the southern rock band ‘Blackfoot’ as well as one of the members of American rock band ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’. He joined ‘Blackfoot’ back in 1969 and was associated with the band for two years as a front-man cum guitarist. He then joined ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’ for a year. Rickey returned to his first band ‘Blackfoot’ in 1972 and spent the next 25 years building his legacy with them. Born to a young single mother, Medlocke was raised by his maternal grandfather Shorty Medlocke, the popular Delta blues musician and banjo player. Growing up under the watchful eyes of the mature musician, young Rickey received ample support to develop his inherent passion for music. As a little boy he began teaching himself to play the guitar and soon started learning to play the other musical instruments as well. As an eight-year-old he began performing with his grandfather’s band and within a few years established himself as a talented musician in his own right.
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💰 Net worth: $1.3 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1950

Rickey Medlocke was born on February 17, 1950, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was raised by his maternal grandparents. His grandfather, Shorty Medlocke, was a well-known Delta blues musician and taught his grandson to play a miniature banjo. Medlocke started performing onstage at age three, and his musical abilities increased over the years. He began teaching himself to play the guitar by age five and was playing drums in Shorty's band at age eight. Over the next several years Medlocke mastered the banjo, guitar, drums, mandolin, dobro and keyboards. He had a melodic singing voice and had taught himself to sing and play guitar at the same time. After graduating high school, Medlocke formed his first band, Fresh Garbage (inspired by the Spirit song), in which he was lead vocalist and Drummer. That band soon changed its name to Hammer.

1970

Medlocke recorded shortly with the 1970s era Lynyrd Skynyrd band as a session musician, occasionally playing drums or singing lead on a few songs for them in 1971: "One More Time", "Preacher's Daughter", "Lend a Helpin' Hand", "Wino", "White Dove", "Comin' Home", "The Seasons", "Ain't Too Proud to Pray", and "You Run Around". On occasion, Medlocke played alongside the band's original Drummer Bob Burns but came to Desire the Energy of a Guitarist at the front of the stage. This resulted in his 1972 decision to reform Blackfoot. The band began touring and producing hit songs that included "Train, Train", which was written by his grandfather, and "Highway Song", written by Rickey Medlocke and Blackfoot Drummer Jakson Spires, along with songs written by others. He disbanded the group in the early 1990s.

1990

For a while in the 1990s, Medlocke thought about pursuing other careers until he received a phone call in 1996 from Gary Rossington inviting him to rejoin Lynyrd Skynyrd as a lead Guitarist and primary Songwriter. Rossington asked Medlocke if he remembered how to play "Free Bird", "Tuesday's Gone", and "Workin' For MCA", among others. Medlocke rejoined Skynyrd and has been a member since. Occasionally, Medlocke will step away from Skynyrd briefly to join Musicians like Blackberry Smoke and Shooter Jennings onstage. He joined American Idol finalist Bo Bice on stage for a rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama" when the top three finalists from season four returned home.

2008

Being of Native American ancestry, specifically Lakota Sioux and Cherokee, Medlocke was inducted into the Native American Music Hall of Fame in 2008.