Rick Dufay is a famous musician and songwriter and a guitarist who played in Aerosmith after the band was left by Brad Whitford in 1980 up to his return in 1984. He joined the band when the band was going through a tumultuous period.
|Full Name||Rick Dufay|
|Date of Birth||February 2, 1952|
|Birth Place||Paris, France|
|Profession||Musician and Songwriter|
|Spouse||Maureen Dumont Kelly|
|Age||69 years old|
|Weight||80 kg (176 lbs)|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Early life and Family
On February 2, 1952, Rick Dufay was born in Paris, France. He was born as a son to Richard Ney. He was married to exotic dancer Maureen Dumont Kelly. He is blessed with one child Minka. His father, Richard Ney, was married four times.
Richard Ney was 35 years old when Rick was born. There is no information about Rick’s mother. Her name is not disclosed yet. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. His nationality is French-American. he belongs to the French American ethnicity.
Rick Dufey is 69 years old actor who stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches tall, which is 175 cm. he has a fair skin tone and a beautiful smile. He has long brown hair. He weighs 80 kg which is 176 lbs.
A career in Aerosmith Band
Rick Dufey released an album called Tender Loving Abuse before he joined Aerosmith, produced by the producer of Aerosmith, Jack Douglas. Jack Douglas then recommended Dufay to Steven Tyler as the replacement of Brad Whitford.
Rick Dufay is considered the band’s savior in the tough path of the band in the early 1980s. He also brought together vocalist Steven Tyler and Rhythm/lead guitarist Joe perry following their estrangement and helped the band become steady and famous.
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Dufay also suggested the band bring back the ex-band member Brad Whitford which will help save the band. He was associated with the band for five years, and he helped the band make a comeback from their rough time. He is also acknowledged for his selfless contribution to one of the greatest rock and roll bands in American history. After that, Duffy left the band and later joined the band ‘Blue By Nature’ alongside vocalist Karen Lawrence.
He also released his second album, “written in stone,” which featured the outtake of Aerosmith, “written in stone.” After his stint with Aerosmith, Rick Dufay failed to get his career on track. He released several solo songs but couldn’t make a comeback or re-establish his reputation. However, he was also recognized, and Perry acknowledged his contribution during Aerosmith’s rock and roll hall of fame acceptance speech in 2001. Perry also accepted that Duffy’s selflessness became suicidal for his career.
Rick Dufay and Maureen Kelly
Rick Dufey was married to Maureen Dumont Kelly, who has a miserable life. Maureen was a cancer patient and died in 2008 due to colon cancer. However, the couple was blessed with a daughter Minka who lived with her mother after the couple’s separation. Despite living with her mother, Minka acknowledges that her father, Rick Dufey, was always present in her life and had always fulfilled the responsibility of her father.
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Their daughter Minka disclosed her complicated relationship with her mother before her death in 2008. Maureen was a stripper by profession. Minka said her mother would wake her up in the middle of the night when she got home from working at the strip club, after which the mother-daughter duo would go shopping in the supermarket.
Minka said she was a perfect friend of her mother and was blessed to get a mother like her. She was with her mother until her last breath. Maureen raised her as a single mother. Minka is an actress who has appeared in the film Charlie Angles. She followed in her grandfather’s footsteps.
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The net worth of Rick Dufay
Rick Dufay’s net worth is estimated to be over $5 million. He had earned a considerable amount when he played for Aerosmith in the 80s, contributing a huge percentage of his net worth.
Rick Dufay is active on his YouTube channel with the Band name Aerosmith and has a 2.92M subscriber. His band is also available on Instagram with the username @aerosmith and has 2.5M followers.