Ridge Facts

By numbers:

Born: 1963

Kids: 2

Grandchildren: 1 (and counting)

1st guitar: at the age of 10

1st electrc axe: on 16th birthday, 1979

Bands: Check out the bands page

Idols:

Guitar:

Eddie van Halen

Tim Pierce

Marcus Deml (Errorhead)

Steve Vai

Hannes Bauer

Vocals:

John Farnham

Richie Sambora

Musicianship:

Paul McCartney

Arjen Lucassen

NO (!) idols:

       Guitar:

Carlos Santana

Eric Clapton

Musicianship:

Dieter Bohlen, hahaha!

Inspiration:

My parents, my granny, my kids

Hermann Hesse

All the fine musicians I was lucky to work with

Fave Colour: Blue (especially in combination Black+white+blue, see the Blue Ridge 1887

Fave quotes:

"In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make"

(Paul McCartney)

"Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God"

(Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Teilhard_de_Chardin)

"Ich stecke lauter Überraschungen" (der is' von mir)

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's lonely Hearts Club Band, Help, A Hard Day's Night and... errrr... everything - - - Kiss - Destroyer, Alive & Alive II - - - Van Halen - I, II, Women and Children First & Fair Warning - - - Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall - - - Ayreon - Into the Electric Castle, Universal Migrator (1&2), Actual Fantasy - - - Rush - Moving Pictures, Exit: Stage Left, Signals, Power Windows - - - Dream Theater - Images and Words, Awake - - - Steve Vai - Flex-Able, Passion and Warfare, Sex and Religion - - - Udo Lindenberg - Livehaftig, Daumen im Wind, Galaxy Gang, Ball Pompös, Stärker als die Zeit - - - Extreme - Pornograffity - - - Bauer, Garn & Dyke - Sturmfrei, Himmel, Arsch & Zwirn - - - Judas Priest - Unleashed in the East, British Steel - - - Yes - 90125, Going for the one, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Close to the Edge - - - Iron Maiden - Killers, Number of the Beast - - - Bon Jovi - Slippery when wet, New Jersey, Keep the Faith, These Days - - - Status Quo - Quo Live - - - Ramones - It's Alive, Rocket to Russia - - - Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell, Dead Ringer - - - Les Humphries Singers - Sound '73 (no kiddin'!) - - - Clawfinger - Use your brain , Clawfinger (3) - - - Saga - Images at Twilight, Worlds apart - - - Deep Purple - Machine Head, Made in Japan, Made in Europe

Comming up - Richie live

(Confirmed at this point of time):

08.7. Ratzeburger Sommer (Paniker)

09.7. Privat (JonesGang)

10.7. HH-Blankenese (Sammy singt H. Leip)

30.7. Altenebstorf (JonesGang)

06.8. Open Air Bendorf Kirchplatz (Paniker)

13.8. HH Chattahoochee (Johnny B. Bad)

25.8. Hollenbek (Paniker)

What's up, Ridge?

15.12.2021

Ah, I'll get straight to the point:

Get your vaccination, if you haven't yet. And if you have: I.thank.you. <3

This is Christmas time, and how could you show your appreciation more than giving your respect to the society by helping to fight coronavirus.

And as I'm talking xmas:

Welcome the refugees (the few that keep coming), be good to yourself, stay calm and ROCK! \m/

 

Peace, Richie

Update log - The latest enhancements:

11.01.2022

The Gear page needed an update wich was long overdue. Particularly the floor board has been outdated...

01.12.2019

I added some pics from the Paniker's gig at the beloved Downtown Blues Club in Hamburg. More coming up...

24.9.2018

The guestbook is back! I had to take it off due to massive spam issues. Now, YOU can drop me some lines here!

15.9.2018

Added some pics here and there, mostly on the Fomentera-and JonesGang- pages.

30.8.2018

Added Ridge @ Formentera Guitars page