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Rick Vito : biography

October 13, 1949 -

Richard F. "Rick" Vito (born October 13, Darby, Pennsylvania) is a guitarist and singer. He was part of the band Fleetwood Mac between 1987 and 1991. Vito took over as lead guitarist after Lindsey Buckingham left Fleetwood Mac. He is best known for his blues and slide guitar style, whose influences include Elmore James, Robert Nighthawk, B.B. King, Alvino Rey, Les Paul, Mohan Bhatt, George Harrison and Keith Richards.

Vito has been a featured player on Bob Seger's albums since 1986. He played the famous slide guitar solo on the Bob Seger song and Chevy truck ad, "Like a Rock". He was a long-standing member of Bonnie Raitt's touring band in the 1990s. Rick also played with John Mayall, Jackson Browne, Little Richard, Roger McGuinn, Bobby Whitlock, Dobie Gray, John Fogerty, Delaney & Bonnie, Albert Collins, Dolly Parton, and Maria Muldaur, and others. Vito tours often in Europe with his own band. He produced rockabilly singer Rosie Flores' CD, "Speed of Sound." His CD/DVD production collaboration with Mick Fleetwood, Blue Again! was Grammy nominated in 2010. Vito is also the recipient of the W.C. Handy Blues Award.

Filmography

Jealousy (1984) (TV) Singer

The Last Castle (2001) Red Team leader

Firewall (2006) (songwriter and performer: "She's So Crazy")

"Angel Eyes" (2005) songwriter, "It's 2 A.M."

Discography

  • 1969 as lead guitarist with THE WRIGHT BROTHERS unreleased 4-song E.P. recorded/produced by colleague NEIL KEMPFER-STOCKER.

With Fleetwood Mac

  • 1988 Greatest Hits
  • 1990 Behind the Mask
  • 1992 25 Years – The Chain
  • 2006 The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac

Solo albums

  • 1992 King Of Hearts
  • 1996 Bluestown
  • 1998 Pink & Black
  • 2000 Lucky Devils
  • 2001 Crazy Cool
  • 2003 Band Box Boogie
  • 2005 Rattlesnake Shake
  • 2006 Talk That Talk
  • 2009 " Lucky In Love; The Best of Rick Vito
  • 2009 Blue Again! - Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito

Guest performances

  • 1972 Something/Anything? – Todd Rundgren
  • 1972 Raw Velvet – Bobby Whitlock
  • 1973 "All I See Is You" - Rabindra Danks
  • 1975 New Year, New Band, New Company – John Mayall
  • 1975 Common Sense – John Prine
  • 1975 Change – Spanky and Our Gang
  • 1975 Notice to Appear – John Mayall
  • 1976 Banquet in Blues – John Mayall
  • 1976 Prime Prine – John Prine
  • 1976 Street Talk – Bob Crewe
  • 1977 Playing to an Audience Of One – David Soul
  • 1977 Thunderbyrd – Roger McGuinn
  • 1978 Kissin in the California Sun – Katy Moffatt
  • 1978 Randy Richards – Randy Richards
  • 1979 High and Outside – Steve Goodman
  • 1979 Open Your Eyes – Maria Muldaur
  • 1980 Blue Delicacies – Ronnie Barron
  • 1980 No More Interviews – John Mayall
  • 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Soundtrack – Jackson Browne
  • 1982 Green Light – Bonnie Raitt
  • 1982 The Perfect Stranger – Jesse Colin Young
  • 1982 Revenge Will Come – Greg Copeland
  • 1982 Walk On – Karen Brooks
  • 1983 Lawyers in Love – Jackson Browne
  • 1983 Tell Me the Truth – Timothy B Schmit
  • 1984 Inside the Fire – Rita Coolidge
  • 1985 One Heart at a Time – Don Francisco
  • 1986 Like a Rock – Bob Seger
  • 1986 Lives in the Balance – Jackson Browne
  • 1987 A Very Special Christmas – Bob Seger
  • 1987 Rainbow – Dolly Parton
  • 1989 Mystery Girl – Roy Orbison
  • 1989 Rock Rhythm & Blues – Various
  • 1990 Gypsy Moon – Troy Newman
  • 1990 Brent Bourgeois – Brent Bourgeois
  • 1991 The Fire Inside – Bob Seger
  • 1992 Born to Rock and Roll – Roger McGuinn
  • 1993 Great Days: John Prine Anthology – John Prine
  • 1994 Craig Shoemaker Meets the Lovemaster – Craig Shoemaker
  • 1994 Greatest Hits – Bob Seger
  • 1994 Meet Me at Midnite – Maria Muldaur
  • 1995 It's a Mystery – Bob Seger
  • 1995 All Day Thumbsucker Revisited – Various
  • 1996 Not Alone – Thomas Jefferson Kaye
  • 1997 The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne – Jackson Browne
  • 1998 Southland of the Heart – Maria Muldaur
  • 1998 Thinking About You – Rita Coolidge
  • 1999 Extremely Cool – Chuck E. Weiss
  • 1999 Biker's Choice – Various
  • 1999 Lillith Fair Volume 3 – Bonnie Raitt
  • 1999 The ABC Years – John Mayall
  • 1999 Juke Rhythm – John "Juke" Logan
  • 1999 Smooth Sailin' – Marty Grebb
  • 2001 Forgive – Rebecca Lynn Howard
  • 2002 Nothing Personal – Delbert McClinton
  • 2002 Almeria Club – Hank Williams Jr.
  • 2002 Fast Girl – The Tractors
  • 2002 The Big Night – The Tractors
  • 2002 Speed of Sound – Rosie Flores
  • 2003 All Night Breakfast – Jonny Neel
  • 2004 The Very Best of Jackson Browne – Jackson Browne
  • 2009 "Trading 8s" - Carl Verheyen
  • 2009 "Man's Temptation" - Kermit Lynch
  • 2011 "Steady Love" - Maria Muldaur
  • 2012 "Donuts and Coffee" - Kermit Lynch

DVDs

  • 1977 (2010) Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd, WDR Rockpalast, West Coast Legends Vol 4. DVD
  • 1988 Tango In The Night Live DVD
  • 2003 Rick Vito In Concert DVD
  • 2003 Guitar Heroes In Concert DVD
  • 2005 "Rick Vito: Complete Slide Guitar DVD
  • 2009 Blue Again: The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick VitoDVD
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