a brief history
Sandler grew up in Philadelphia performing the classics before
he was seven. In his early teens, he was writing and
performing original works for his high school and a local
playhouse. By age eleven, he had his own rock band and
by fifteen he and his band was backing up R&B master Lloyd
Price and opening shows for The Soul Survivors and The Rascals.
By the time he graduated high school, Ric had an excusive
publishing contract that led him to Los Angeles. For
the next 15 years, Ric wrote for various artists, including
himself. He was also a session player and lead vocalist
on studio sessions.
the mid 70's, Ric sang, arranged and co-wrote with songwriter/record
producer John Madara the cult classic by animator Ralph Bakshi,
"Hey Good Looking."