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Rick Dufay is a guitarist and singer-songwriter who came to prominence in the 80s as a short-lived member of Aerosmith.
Before becoming popular, he played with various bar bands across New York clubs before getting contracted to Polydor Records in 1980. He released his live studio debut album too that year titled, Tender Loving Abuse.
Best Known For
He was with Aerosmith between 1981 and 1984 and was on their 1982 album, Rock in a Hard Place before committing something referred to as “career suicide” when he asked 2 former band members to rejoin the band at his own detriment due to Steven Tyler’s worsening health.
He has since formed the band, Blue by Nature as well as The Rick Dufay Band.
Rick is straight and was married to exotic dancer, Maureen Dumont Kelly (late) but their union was short-lived as their got separated a few years later and eventually divorced.
He was born in the French capital city of Paris to an unnamed French woman and American actor, Richard Ney as Richard Marc Dufay. His marriage to Maureen produced a daughter, the actress we have come to know as Minka Kelly.
There is no information or indication that Rick was ever religious and still does not appear to be now.
Worth To Know
Before joining Aerosmith in 1981, he has been credited the band’s rhythm guitarist right from 1979.He appeared in the music video for the Aerosmith’s 1982 song, Lightning Strikes.