Rick Stevers

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It was the 4th grade when I started playing drums with the School Band. Then came JR High and Concert Band, Marching Band, Dance Band and our 1st Job in our own Band. New Years Eve 1963 at a corner shot and beer bar. High School Band only lasted 2 years, I was too busy working with my own band The Detroit Vibrations. The Vibrations changed their name to become Frijid Pink in 1967, what a year.

In late 1969 House of The Rising Sun hit the air waves and changed my life forever. Touring the US, Canada, and Australia, House was playing on the radio and TV all over the world. Four albums and more than a dozen 45’s and millions of record sales, what a dream, but it wasn’t a dream it was happening. Now it feels like a dream, everything happened so fast.

Well, we’re going to do it all over again. Frijid Pink in 2015, great guys, great music, it’s a Great Band. Here’s to more music, old fans and new fans, it doesn’t get any better than that.

20 Comments

  • the Impaler said on Jan 11, 2015 8:24 pm

    great to meet you, Mr. Stevers, at the Dick Wagner benefit.

    • Chas said on Jun 23, 2015 5:12 pm

      Same to you! We’ll be at the Allen Park Street Fair this year, Aug 8th at 9pm. C’mon and see the show!

      Regards,
      Rick

  • Mark Hankins said on Mar 14, 2015 11:13 pm

    Hey Rick wazzup? Good to see you still rockin. Jeff Faust, guitar for Victor Peraino, played some guitar for the Moondogs. John Watts has been sending me some original songs he recorded. I mostly do open mic nite at a place in Trenton. I have a lot of videos on you tube.I have 2 channels on You tube . One is “Mark Hankins’ the other MPZHank Here’s one from my ill-fated wedding…with You on drums.https://youtu.be/xCbroDkFAI0
    Here’s an open mic video.https://youtu.be/j6q05gfcQWk
    Good luck at the Token

  • Helmut Büber said on May 16, 2015 4:33 pm

    Dear Mr Stevers,

    I’m a 67 years old german and I’m crazy all around music.

    As a hobby I make music documentaries. One of the databases is called “date of birth/date of death”

    About you I can’t find the date of birh,

    Is it unpolitely when I asked you for your date of birth?

    See what I do with the dates on my homepage “Datenbanken” databases)

    The only reason is, good music/good musicans keeps alive for all time!

    About you and all the original members of Frjid Pink I can’t find the dates of birth.

    Is it unpolitely when I asked you for your date of birth?

    From the other members of the originla line up

    Kelly Green
    Gary Ray Thompson
    Tom Harris
    Theams Beaudry
    Larry Zelanke
    Craig Webb
    Jon Wearing

    and the current members I have no dates.

    Will you help me?

    Thank you so much! For your music too!

    warmest regards and best wishes

    Helmut Büber
    Raingärten 4, 73650 Winterbach, GERMANY
    www djbibi de
    bueber@t-online.de

    • Chas said on Jun 23, 2015 5:02 pm

      Mr. Buber, thank you for your correspondence and your interest in the band.
      We don’t have the dates you seek for the original lineup except for Rick Stevers. We do have dates for the current members.
      Rick Stevers 17 Aug 1950
      Chuck Mangus 18 Apr 1958
      Brent Austin 5 Apr 1953
      Ricky Houke 16 Jul 1966
      Rick Zeithaml 9 Mar 1957

      Best Regards,
      Rick Stevers

  • Robert Vega said on Jul 15, 2015 11:48 am

    Hey it was nice talking to you in Lp July 11th rock on the future is yours my friend.

  • david todd said on Nov 13, 2015 9:44 pm

    to rick stevers from toloud todd, thanks for your reply about bobby g. him and i played 2 years together in the asheville area in o6 and 07 (bobby g band) email me and give me a po box and i will send you a band pic! toloudtodd@gmail.com, regards toloud todd.

  • Richard Sheffield said on Jul 6, 2016 2:05 am

    My wife and I grew up in Redford, so we grew up with you guys. (Ever play Uncle Sams?) Your House of the Rising Sun will always be a classic. We live in Las Vegas, but I still travel to the Detroit area a lot. I have friends who I remember them telling me they were friends with you and the original members. The went to St. Roberts, Borgess,. Thurston and a couple other Livonia HS. Am I thinking right?

    My son, Colin lives in Minneapolis, and had some minor band success in KZoo and Minneapolis. Still plays but also records, engineers and has a drum loop company. His influences are many 60’s & 70’s bands. He went to CC with a son of a Foghat member.

    Keep rockin’.

  • Kathe Helbig said on Oct 9, 2016 8:25 pm

    I worked at Arles with your dad then became a hair stylist & worked with your wife Linda. Wanted to give a shout out & a friend just saw the band perform in MI & told me about it. I live in FL now.
    Kathe Turley Helbig

  • Jim Castalde said on Nov 3, 2016 12:43 am

    Hey Rick…just wanted to give you a shout…give me a call…734 778-0992..would like to catch up..keep on rockin!!

  • Harald said on Mar 14, 2017 9:32 am

    Dear Mr Stevers,
    I’m a 63 years old german and I like your music.
    All the best
    Harald

    • Chas said on Mar 28, 2017 10:41 am

      Hello Harald,
      Thank you for your positive comment! I hope you get a chance to listen to our new music that is out, “Made In Detroit” (released 2015). Also forthcoming is an EP (extended play 4 song CD) available this week titled “Taste of Pink”.
      We’re putting the finishing touches on a new album, “On The Edge”
      Stay tuned for that release date.
      Again, Thank you for your contact.
      Best Regards,
      Frijid Pink

  • Steve said on Feb 8, 2018 11:01 pm

    Man when the Animals came out with their version of the HRS I listened to it day and night then when I was in the 11th grade I heard Frigid Pink And was blown away. I played guitar in a garage band but not at that level. 65 now, still play and you were a solid inspiration. God bless

    • Chas said on May 5, 2018 11:36 am

      Steve,
      Thank you for the kind words! Like you, many budding guitarist were inspired by the first real rock version of ‘House’. We just released a brand new 15 song CD “On the Edge” (for sale on this web site) that included a re-make of ‘House of the Rising Sun!’
      Keep the rock torch burning!
      Chas

  • J said on Apr 6, 2018 8:08 am

    Hey man, rediscovering your music at the moment. Growing up in Detroit, your stuff was very influential on my own music. You can never shake that motor city sound!

    • Chas said on May 5, 2018 11:48 am

      J,
      Thanks for the comment! We’re still pumping out tunes that we have coined ‘new classic rock.’ Check out our new 15 song CD, “On the Edge.” You’ll not be disappointed. 🙂 For sale on this site but I suspect it will soon be available on all the suspect dig download sites too.
      BTW, your single ‘Loco Motives’ F**kin Rawks! Love it
      Chas

  • Vitaly said on Aug 26, 2018 3:51 am

    Is it true that a few concerts of your group were opened by Led Zeppelin? When and where was it? Diskoggs writes that it was in Detroit Grand Ballroom. But on his site I found five concerts of Led Zeppelin in 1969, but Frigid Pink was not there.

    • Rick Stevers said on Aug 26, 2018 9:45 am

      From what I understand, one time at the Grande Ballroom. The spelling is FRIJID PINK

  • Vitali said on Aug 26, 2018 12:26 pm

    Thank you very much for your answer!!!
    Of course, FRIJID PINK. I was in a great hurry and I was wrong. Excuse me, please.
    I want to say, although I was born and live in Moscow, I’m a big fan of your group. I have all four of your numbered vinyl albums: the first – German, the second – English, the third and fourth – American, as well as the German collection of 1973 The Beginning Vol. 5.
    Yesterday with great pleasure I listened to the full volume of FRIJID PINK and DEFROSTED in my country house, on this disc a slow third song on one side is simply gorgeous!
    But I still would like to clarify about the concert in the Detroit Grande Ballroome. Here on this site
    http://www.motorcitymusicarchives.com/grandecal.html
    I checked all the shows from 1967 to 1972.
    Led Zeppelin performed here 5 times – on 17, 18, 19 January 1969. See here
    http://www.motorcitymusicarchives.com/Jan1969.html
    and two concerts (day and evening) on ​​May 16, 1969. See here
    http://www.motorcitymusicarchives.com/May1969.html
    As you can see, these days your band in Grande Ballroome did not perform.
    Maybe it was some closed concert for the press and the closest fans, about which there is no public information?
    Either this concert, where you performed after Led Zeppelin, was in another hall in the US?
    Thank you for your attention and for your outstanding work!
    Vitali

    • Rick Stevers said on Aug 26, 2018 12:54 pm

      Back in the day, each band had there own dressing rooms and it was not uncommon not to meet the other groups. If you like the old tunes you should check out the new songs, two new CD’s “Made in Detroit” and “On The Edge” we call it New Classic Rock.

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