Kid Ramos, guitarist
Fabulous Thunderbirds
birth name: David Ramos

Kid Ramos

January 13, 1959, Fulleron, CA

Blues-rock guitarist David ‘Kid’ Ramos inherited his love of music from his parents, who were both professional opera singers. When his father grew tired of life on the road, he settled down with his family, buying a gas station in Anaheim. One day, when Kid was eight, he bought his son an electric guitar and amplifier from a customer passing through. ~ Allmusic: Kid Ramos ~ retrieved May 13, 2014 © Allmusic

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Jeez, I don't know if I ever met the blues, to be honest with you. I think you see things or hear things and you identify with something; I don't know what it is. There's no way to describe it but I heard thaat music and it just did something to me and I went from there. As far as learning about it; I've always been somebody that was inquisitive and read a lot of books when I was a kid, so once I got some records I started reading the liner notes and then Guitar Player magazine or whatever. Somebody would say 'I listened to this or I listened to T-Bone Walker' and I'd go 'T-Bone Walker?!' and start looking for those records. Back when there were records, y'know? I just discovered one thing after another. ~ Kid Ramos ~ Blues In London: Kid Ramos Interview ~ retrieved March 26, 2014 © Blues In London

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

some band info might not apply to Kid Ramos, a member from 1993 through 2002

With their fusion of blues, rock & roll, and R&B, the Fabulous Thunderbirds helped popularize roadhouse Texas blues with a mass audience in the '80s and, in the process, they helped kick-start a blues revival during the mid-'80s. During their heyday in the early '80s, they were the most popular attraction on the blues bar circuit, which eventually led to a breakthrough to the pop audience in 1986 with their fifth album, Tuff Enuff. The mass success didn't last too long, and founding member Jimmie Vaughan left in 1990, but the Fabulous Thunderbirds remained one of the most popular blues concert acts in America during the '90s. ~ Allmusic: Fabulous Thunderbirds ~ retrieved January 6, 2014 © Allmusic

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