Rick Dufay Hard rock Artist

Richard Marc "Rick" Dufay (born February 19, 1952) is a guitarist who played in Aerosmith in the period after Brad Whitford left the band in 1980 up to his return in 1984. Dufay was born in Paris, France. Before joining Aerosmith, Dufay released an album called Tender Loving Abuse, produced by Aerosmith producer Jack Douglas. It was Douglas who recommended Dufay to Steven Tyler as Whitford's replacement. Dufay can be heard on parts of Aerosmith's 1982 album Rock in a Hard Place as well being seen in the video for "Lightning Strikes". Dufay was apparently a stabilizing force for the band on the road, describing himself in Behind The Music: Aerosmith as caring for Tyler during his lowest points of addiction and depression, and suggesting to Tyler that he reunite with Whitford and Joe Perry. Perry thanked Dufay for "committing career suicide" during Aerosmith's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acceptance speech in 2001. Since leaving Aerosmith, Dufay's projects have included the band Blue By Nature featuring vocalist Karen Lawrence. His daughter is actress Minka Kelly.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 2nd, 1952



Musical acts

1.Run-D.M.C. & Aerosmith

Member history

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2.Aerosmith Hard rock, Rock and roll, Rock music, Heavy metal, Glam metal, Glam rock, Blues rock, Traditional heavy metal

1981 - 1984

Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band." Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. The band was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with vocalist/harmonica player Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston. They were signed to Columbia Records in 1972, and released a string of gold and platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album, followed by their 1974 album Get Your Wings. In 1975, the band broke into the mainstream with the album Toys in the Attic, and their 1976 follow-up Rocks cemented their status as hard rock superstars. Two additional albums followed in 1977 and 1979. The band's first five albums have since attained multi-platinum status.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Lead guitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals October, 1970 July, 1979
Guitar October, 1970 April, 1971
Backing Vocals, Bass guitar October, 1970
Drums October, 1970
Lead Vocals, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano October, 1970
Guitar, Lead guitar, Acoustic guitar April, 1971 July, 1981
Backing Vocals, Lead guitar July, 1979 April, 1984
Guitar December, 1981 April, 1984


Album title Released Type
Aerosmith 1973 Studio album
Get Your Wings 1974 Studio album
Toys in the Attic 1975 Studio album
Rocks 1976 Studio album
Draw the Line 1977 Studio album
Night in the Ruts 1979 Studio album
Rock in a Hard Place 1982 Studio album
Done With Mirrors 1985 Studio album
Permanent Vacation 1987 Studio album
Pump 1989 Studio album
Get a Grip 1993 Studio album
Nine Lives 1997 Studio album
Just Push Play 2001 Studio album
Honkin' on Bobo 2004 Studio album
Music from Another Dimension! 2012 Studio album

3.Blue by Nature

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