Rick got his first bit of Rock-a-billy fever at the age of 11 when his sister Caren bought him his first guitar. He began writing songs around that age, usually parady songs about his 7th grade teacher Gary Tate. Always a fan of 50's and 60's and country music Rick began learning tunes of his favorites like Marty Robbins, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and the late great Hank Williams Sr.
His late Father Richard Sr. a WWII Veteran was an accomplished Saxophone and Clarinet Player and organist. Rick was encouraged by his parents to perform for relatives and guest while visiting the family home.
In and after High School Rick was cast as the lead in many musicals such as Bye Bye Birdie, South Pacific, 1776, The Music man, The Sound of Music, Annie Get Your Gun, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying and many more. A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Rick studied Illustration and Advertising and design. After graduation, Rick's Mom Dorothy saw an ad for an audition for a male singer in a travelling band. It turned out to be the Serendipity Singers, and Rick was hired for a 2 year contract. He lived on a tour bus even in the dead of winter. With the "dips", Rick toured all over the USA and Canada.
Rick left the "dips" in 1992, he entertained at The Imperial Palace in Las Vegas and the Aladdin Hotel. He found the heat intolerable so he left Vegas and started Rick Lindy and The Cyclones with Wild Ones members Todd Menke and Butch Nelson. In 1996 Rick and Butch joined Big Guitars from Memphis and began touring nation wide and abroad in Europe. He has had the pleasure of opening up for Johnny Cash in 1997, Robert Gordon in Norway 1998, and Hank Thompson in Sweden 1999. He is also personal friends with Sun Rockabilly legend Hayden Thompson who sang on the Wild Ones first album, Wild Side of Town.
Currently Rick is also working close at hand with Scott Mackay of true Oldies 94.7FM, planning various tribute shows. Rick also has been combining talents with Anthony Smith in Guitar Street band. He will be performing various solo shows and combining talents with other musicians in the very near future.