One of his fans eulogized him in an e-mail to us, which read "... he was a pretty good guy in real life, and just acted like a schmuck in the ring." Rest in peace, ravishing one.
Rick Rude was never played in a game.
This jazz and studio guitar great played on hundreds of recordings — including Phil Spector's "River Deep-Mountain High" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," Julie London's "Cry Me A River," and many of the Coasters' hits — and was known for beig one of the weirdest dudes in the business.
(d) May 6th, 2004