Rick Vito

Rick Vito

Lead Guitarist at Fleetwood Mac LP

Location:
1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver, Colorado, United States
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last updated 12/4/2017

General Information

Experience

Contributor  - Vintage Guitar , Inc.

Teacher  - Jorma Kaukonen

Allen ToussaintsSea Saint Studios

Education

Kutztown State College

State University of Buffalo

Affiliations

Hoku-Award-winning Singer Raiatea Helm, Fleetwood Mac Member  - Molokai

Founder  - THUNDERBYRDS

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Rick Vito
Rick Vito Rick Vito, who joined Fleetwood Mac as the new lead guitarist in September 1987 together with In the 70's Rick Vito played on a few albums of John Mayall, which was the first indirect connection with Fleetwood Mac. In 1977 Rick Vito was the lead guitarist in Roger McGuinn's "Thunderbyrds" group, and a small tour brought them to England, where his guitar playing added a nice counterpart to Roger's Rickenbacker sound. In support of the most recent Fleetwood Mac album Tango In The Night back then, Rick Vito took the lead guitar on this world tour which lasted until the fall of 1988. In early 1991 Rick Vito left Fleetwood Mac for personal reasons, and started his solo career. Rick was featured the same year on three new songs for the Fleetwood Mac box set Fleetwood Mac 25 years -- The Chain. In 1994 Rick Vito toured as lead guitarist with Stevie Nicks in support for her Street Angel solo album. In 2000 Rick Vito released his third solo album Lucky Devils on the German Hypertension label. Rick again produced this blues oriented album, which once again featured his distinctive slide guitar playing, such as on "World On Fire". In support of his solo effort, Rick toured with his small band "The Lucky Devils" in the spring of 2000 for two weeks in Germany. The first concert was recorded for the German TV series "Ohne Filter", which was broadcasted later that year. Rick was very well received by his German fans during this tour, and as a consequence he returned in November 2000 for a short second tour in Germany. He played many of the songs of his three solo albums as well as some previously unreased songs, and the Fleetwood Mac classic "I Loved Another Woman" in addition to a new version of the Nicks/Vito composition "Love Is Dangerous". In this same year he also backed John Fogerty for his tour. Besides being a musician, Rick recently performed as an actor in the Dreamworks motion picture "THE LAST CASTLE", starring Robert Redford. In September 2001 Rick Vito has released his fourth solo album Crazy Cool, which was, as the previous album, released by the Hypertension label. This time Rick returned with more blues-rock numbers, which featured the John Lee Hooker classic "Mr. Lucky", and many fine tunes written by Rick himself. A tour in support of the album is planned for spring 2002. RICK VITO SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO 3 $39.99 RICK VITO SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO 3 picture RICK VITO SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO $39.99 RICK VITO SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO picture RICK VITO SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO 2

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Following Buckingham's departure, Fleetwood Mac added two new guitarists to the band, Billy Burnette and Rick Vito.
Billy was mainly added for his singing and songwriting skills and Rick for his lead guitar abilities. Vito, a Peter Green admirer, played with many artists from Bonnie Raitt to John Mayall, and even worked with John McVie on two Mayall albums. However, Rolling Stone magazine said that Vito and Burnette were "the best thing to ever happen to Fleetwood Mac" and the British "Q" Magazine also praised the album in their review. However, in 1991, both Nicks and Rick Vito announced they were leaving Fleetwood Mac altogether.

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With Lindsey Buckingham's departure, Fleetwood Mac added two new guitarists to the band, Billy Burnette and Rick Vito.
Billy was mainly added for his singing and songwriting skills and Rick for his lead guitar abilities. Vito, a Peter Green admirer, played with many artists from Bonnie Raitt to John Mayall, and even worked with John McVie on two John Mayall albums. However, in 1991, both Nicks and Rick Vito announced they were leaving Fleetwood Mac altogether.

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