Label: Atlantic - 81743-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock, Southern Rock, Hard Rock
During his first stint with Lynyrd Skynyrd from — he played drums and sang lead on a few songs that would initially be released on 's "First and Last". Medlocke would rejoin Blackfoot in and later returned to Lynyrd Skynyrd in as a guitarist with whom he continues to tour and record today.
Rickey Medlocke was born on February 17,in Jacksonville, Florida. He was raised by his maternal  grandparents. His grandfather, Shorty Medlockewas 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, mandolindobro 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 songin which he was lead vocalist and drummer. That band soon changed its name to Hammer.
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 Back On The Streets - Rick Medlocke And Blackfoot - Rick Medlocke And Blackfoot his decision to reform Blackfoot. The band began touring and producing hit songs that Wake Up (Digital Dog Club Edit) - Sliimy - Wake Up - Remixes " Train, Train ", which was written by his grandfather, and "Highway Song", written by Rickey Medlocke and Blackfoot drummer Jakson Back On The Streets - Rick Medlocke And Blackfoot - Rick Medlocke And Blackfootalong with songs written by others.
He disbanded the group in the early s. For a while in the s, Medlocke thought about pursuing other careers until he received a phone call in from Gary Rossington inviting him to rejoin Lynyrd Skynyrd as a lead guitarist and primary songwriter. 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.
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