New single for old rocker Rick
HE made his name in the pop world more than four decades ago.
But now a Huddersfield musician is well and truly on the comeback trail.
Rick Wild, of Oakes, has just released his first single for many years and is planning a new album by Christmas.
And the man who shot to fame in the 1960s with a band called The Overlanders is also planning a series of live gigs – all in the name of Help for Heroes.
Wild, who was the lead singer with the group, has just released a new version of the Animals’ classic Don’t Let me Be Misunderstood.
He is also working on an album of country rock music – including several self-penned numbers.
That release will follow two compilation albums last year on Mr Benidorm Records – The Essential Toe-tapping Collection and Rick Wild Revisits The 60s.
Wild will be 65 in November but admits: “There’s life in the old dog yet.”
He was the lead singer of country-rock band The Overlanders, who toured with The Beatles in the 1960s, when he was just 17.
He was even thought to be the man behind the hit song Michelle, after his romance with a young French girl when the bands toured together.