Richard Rudolph

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Richard Rudolph
Also known as R.J. Rudolph
Richard J. Rudolph
Dick Rudolph
Occupations Composer, guitarist, musician, songwriter, and producer
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts Minnie Riperton and Teena Marie

Richard "Dick" Rudolph is an American composer, guitarist, musician, songwriter, and producer. He is the widower of 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.[1] 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.[2]

Rudolph is the son of Muriel (née Neufeld) and Sidney Rudolph, a philanthropist and at one time the owner of all the Wendy's and Rudy's restaurants in Dade County, Florida.[3]


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