|Also known as||R.J. Rudolph
Richard J. Rudolph
|Occupation(s)||Composer, guitarist, musician, songwriter, and producer|
|Associated acts||Minnie Riperton and Teena Marie|
Richard "Dick" Rudolph (born May 4, 1946) is an American composer, guitarist, musician, songwriter, and producer. He was married to singer-songwriter Minnie Riperton and co-wrote many of her songs including her hits "Lovin' You" (1974) and "Memory Lane" (1979). He produced Teena Marie's second album, Lady T. He is the co-founder and co-owner (with Riperton's estate) of Dickiebird Music, and has worked as musical director for numerous films. He was also the co-founder of the short-lived Atlantic Records distributed label Third Stone Records- an imprint he owned alongside actor Michael Douglas. He and Riperton had two children, son Marc, who works as a music engineer with Rudolph, and daughter Maya, a film and television actress, who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live.
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