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Rock guitarist Rick Dufay has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Born in Paris, Dufay played for Aerosmith in the 80’s, which contributed considerably to his net worth. Dufay must have thought all his Christmases came at once: he had the chance to join what can be described as (arguably) the most celebrated rock band, Aerosmith. This once in a very long time opportunity came following the resident guitarist, Brad Whitford left the band in 1980. Dufay was highly recommended by the band’s producer, Jack Douglas. A solo artist before Aerosmith, Dufay released an album, Tender Loving Abuse (1980), which was created was Douglas.

Rick Dufay Net Worth $5 Million Dollars

Dufay was the ‘stabilising force’ behind the band, and lean a shoulder to lean on for the band members. He was involved in creating the band’s 1982 record, Rock in a Hard Place and also appeared in the music video, Lightning Strikes. During VH1’s Behind the Music, Dufay admitted that he helped Steven Tyler together with his conflict against addition as well as melancholy. Nevertheless Dufay’s dream came to a finish when Whitford made his return in 1984. Since Aerosmith, Dufay was signed to European Label and recorded an album which was set for release in 1989. Nevertheless the record didn’t see the light of day, as the label failed before the release of the record. Due to progress of technology, buffs of the French rocker may download the record, Written in the Stone, from his website.

Dufay has been involved in several musical endeavors, including his beginning his own band, The Rick Dufay Band and Blue by nature, teaming up Karen Lawrence back in the nineties. After four years with the blues band, Dufay left to focus on his solo endeavors. Dufay is the father of actress Minka Kelly, who appeared in the film Charlie’s Angles. Kelly followed in the footsteps of her grandfather (Dufay’s dad), Richard Ney.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 19, 1952
Birth place: Paris, France
Profession:Music Department, Composer
Children:Minka Kelly
Parents:Richard Ney
Music groups:Aerosmith

Interesting Facts

1Father was actor Richard Ney.
2Is the biological father of actress Minka Kelly.
3Is credited with being Aerosmith's rhythm guitarist from 1979-1984, but did not join the band until 1981, when he replaced the departed Brad Whitford.
4Alarmed at Steven Tyler's deteriorating health, he suggested that Brad Whitford and Joe Perry should return to Aerosmith during the band's 1982-1983 tour, even though it would put Dufay out of a job. Perry and Whitford returned in 1984.


Music Department

Music Department

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