Rickey Medlocke Biography
Birthday: February 17, 1950 (Aquarius)
Born In: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Rickey Medlocke is an American musician who is known to the music lovers as the guitarist of the southern rock band ‘Blackfoot’ as well as one of the members of American rock band ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’. He joined ‘Blackfoot’ back in 1969 and was associated with the band for two years as a front-man cum guitarist. He then joined ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’ for a year. Rickey returned to his first band ‘Blackfoot’ in 1972 and spent the next 25 years building his legacy with them. Born to a young single mother, Medlocke was raised by his maternal grandfather Shorty Medlocke, the popular Delta blues musician and banjo player. Growing up under the watchful eyes of the mature musician, young Rickey received ample support to develop his inherent passion for music. As a little boy he began teaching himself to play the guitar and soon started learning to play the other musical instruments as well. As an eight-year-old he began performing with his grandfather’s band and within a few years established himself as a talented musician in his own right.