I'm delighted that you've made your way to my site. For those of you that don't know me, my name is Charlie Rich, Jr. I've been a professional song writer, entertainer and keyboard player most of my life. I pretty much grew up in the music industry, as my mother and father have been involved in music as long as I can remember. My father achieved legendary status as a musician's musician, a singer's singer and a world class entertainer.
My mother made her reputation as a successful song writer and publisher, not to mention being my father's biggest inspiration. Charlie Rich (Sr.), known to many as "The Silver Fox", achieved a string of hits such as "Behind Closed Doors", "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World", "A Very Special Love Song" and many more.
He started his musical career at SUN Studio in the late 50s as a piano player/singer. He went on to become one of country music's biggest stars of all time, while managing to "cross over" and have success on the Pop charts as well. I feel that the reason he could appeal to a varied fan base so successfully is that he loved all types of music. He didn't just stick to one style, but he succeeded in displaying artistry in a variety of musical forms. His music struck a chord with people from all over the world, sans stylistic boundaries. I too have a great appreciation for that same musical ideal. In other words, it's all good.
ROYAL STUDIOS CELEBRATES SIXTY SOULFUL YEARS at the ORPHEUM in MEMPHIS
- Saturday, November 18th, 2017
- Orpheum Theatre, 203 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
- For more information go to Royal Studios
Come join the celebration! I'm thrilled to be honoring my father's legacy as one of the original Royal Studios / Hi Records recording artists. Dad was always very proud of the work he did while on the Hi Record label. He had enormous respect for the groundbreaking soulful sounds created by some of the world's finest musicians and producers over at Royal Studios. Sounds that continue to set the bar today with acts like Bruno Mars, winner of the 2016 Grammy Award Record of the Year, "Uptown Funk".
Performances By: Anthony Hamilton, Boz Scaggs, Robert Cray, Dee Dee Bridgewater, William Bell, Syl Johnson, Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics , and Tony Joe White. Super Producer & Drummer Steve Jordan will be music director along with Hi Rhythm and the Royal Horns.
As the final event of the Royal Studios’ 60th Anniversary series, Sixty Soulful Years takes a look at the past, present and future of Royal with incredible performing acts. Celebrating the recent collaborations and Grammy wins of Boo Mitchell, Sixty Soulful Years will be an unbelievable night of music, dance, film and fun.
International Rockabilly Hall of Fame
It was an incredible honor to be inducted
and we had a wonderful time.
Hemsby 59 Rock n' Roll Show, Oct. Friday 6th to Monday 9th, 2017
THANK YOU HEMSBY ! ! ! What a wonderful time. Everything I had been told was true. The audience was simply unbelievable and we were thrilled to meet so many wonderful rockabilly fans. It was one of the rocking-est shows on the planet. What an honor to be a part of this legendary party—the longest running Rockabilly Weekender in Europe.
Still more stuff...
- Being taken seriously.
- How my father became a star.
- So, you wanna' be a country star?
- Who do you like better, Garth or Gershwin?
- You'll eat what you're served...
- The Media: Out with the old, in with the new.
- It's great exposure.
Thoughts on some of the people I've played with or known.
- Charlie Rich
- Freddy Fender
- Smokey Robinson
- Jo-El Sonnier
- Randy Meisner
- Billy Swan
- Flaco Jimenez
- Augie Meyers
- Doug Sahm
- Jerry Lee Lewis
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