Ricky Parent was born on September 5 in
Enuff Z’ Nuff band member 1992 - 2004.
Other bands prior to Enuff Z’Nuff:
Recorded with Steve Thompson in
"My main influence is probably John Bonham, but I’ve gone through a bunch of phases from jazz Buddy Rich, Tony Williams, etc. Progressive Rock Terry Bozzio, Simon Phillips to Ringo to Ansley Dunbar, etc pretty much listened with an open mind soaking up what I admired and working it into my own. "
Bands that were major influences:
Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith
Drummers that were major influences:
John Bonham, Ringo Starr, Bill Ward, Keith Moon, Neil Peart, Simon Phillips, Terry Bozzio
Ricky has to be seen live to appreciate the power of his drumming. Donnie said that he has to play on 10 because of how hard he plays. Ricky is amazing on that stage. He has this amazing way of becoming part of the music, and playing his heart out. He has a glowing smile, and has a way of making each person think that he is playing just for them. He is truly gifted, and his love for the music shines through.
Ricky's bio written in 2001 by Sue Rikli for EZNexpress.com
In March of 2004 Ricky was diagnosed with cancer. He fought a long, hard battle and was even cancer free for awhile. But in Spring of 2007 the cancer came back in full force, and his body just couldn't fight anymore.
Ricky lives on through his music and through all of us that were blessed to know him. He was truely a gift from heaven.
Remembrance Poster Created By Tom Feeley
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