Page was born May 16, 1953 in Keokuk, Iowa. His parents, Robert and Joyce Page, were both professional musicians – he a singer and choral director, she an accomplished organist, pianist, and singer. The family of seven (Page has a sister and three brothers, who are all musicians) landed in Montgomery, Alabama in the mid-1950s where his parents worked as music directors at a local Methodist church. His mother knew Richard had a special interest in the family “business” when he came home from Sunday school to announce that he was the only baritone in the four-year-old class.
In the late 1960s, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where Page attended Central High School, performing in school musicals such as Oliver!
More info on Richard here.