Rick Price

Richard “Rick” Price (born 10 June 1944, Birmingham, England is an English bassist, who has played with various Birmingham based rock bands, most notably Sight and Sound, The Move (1969–1971), and Wizzard (1972–1975).

Career

Price’s first band was the Shadows inspired Cimarrons. He then moved on to the Sombreros who later changed their name to Sight & Sound and moved in a more psychedelic direction. He began collaborating with Mike Sheridan as a songwriting partnership. In 1969 he joined The Move, staying with the group for two years including an unsuccessful tour of the United States. Price also contributed bass tracks to the early sessions for the debut album of ELO, but for reasons unclear, none of his bass parts ended up used in the final mix to the album when it was released in 1971.

After leaving The Move he signed a contract with Gemini Records, and with Sheridan recorded the album This Is To Certify: Gemini Anthology, released around 1970. He then joined former Move colleague Carl Wayne in Light Fantastic before forming Mongrel with future Wizzard drummers Charlie Grima and Keith Smart.

He joined up again with Wood in the latter’s new band, Wizzard, with whom he had two number one UK hit singles, “See My Baby Jive” and “Angel Fingers”, as well as the no. 4 Christmas classic, “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” (all 1973).

He joined the Wizzo Band on pedal steel guitar in 1975, after the split of Wizzard, but they broke up in 1978.

Price is married to Dianne Lee of the 1970s duo, Peters and Lee. Price tours with Lee as a duo, performing hits and new songs.

He has also been a member of The Rockin’ Berries since 1990.

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