Richard Rudolph

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Richard Rudolph
Also known as R.J. Rudolph
Richard J. Rudolph
Dick Rudolph
Born (1946-05-04) May 4, 1946 (age 69)
Occupation(s) Composer, guitarist, musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1967–present
Labels Atlantic
Associated acts Minnie Riperton, 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 Third Stone Records, a short-lived imprint distributed by Atlantic Records, which 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]


  1. ^ "Label: Third Stone Records". Rate Your Music. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Windolf, Jim (March 3, 2008). "Chicks with Shticks". Retrieved August 11, 2008. 

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