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Welcome to the official website of Rick Stevens, former lead singer for "Tower of Power".

Rick has been singing since the age of four, and started his professional singing career as a teenager. Rick's soulful vocals helped put the Bay Area band "Tower of Power" on the charts in the early 1970's, with such songs as "Sparkling in the Sand" and fan favorite "You're Still a Young Man".


"Rick Stevens & Love Power"

OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCING, "Rick Stevens & Love Power"! After auditioning a number of great Bay Area musicians, the members of Rick's new band will include these excellent artists: Julius Melendez, trumpet; Manny Melchor, tenor sax; Tony Abena, bari sax; Gabriel Del Rosario, bass; Johnny De la Cruz, guitar; Ace Olfre, keys, and Amado Tuazon, drums.

The inspiration for the name of the band...God is love and Rick came from the Tower of Power.

Inaugural show! Catch Rick and his new band, "Rick Stevens & Love Power" at their very first show - March 23, 2014 at Yoshi's in Oakland. Rick will have some special guests at the show - look for a great "blast from the past"...a unique opportunity to see musicians who have played with some the biggest bands ever to come out of the Bay Area... including Sly and the Family Stone, Santana and of course, Tower of Power.

Rick Stevens & Lover Power 1st show poster

RICK'S FIRST SOLO CD COMING SOON -- In addition his new band, Rick has been working on another music project, his first solo recording! Production has wrapped up on the CD, and it will soon be available for purchase at selected upcoming shows. Follow Rick on Facebook for current show information.

For up-to-the-minute information, follow Rick on Facebook. The Tower of Power website and message board are also good places to look for news about Rick. A few videos of Rick's recent performances have been posted on YouTube.


October 12, 2013 - Rick performed at a concert in Fairfield benefitting "The Pink Lemonade Organization", which assists families battling cancer.

Rick Stevens at Pinkfest concert

July 12, 2013 - Rick celebrated his one-year anniversary of freedom with a special concert at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Helping Rick celebrate were long-time Bay Area favorites Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, along with Paula Harris and The Tribal Blues Band. A packed house enjoyed a great show, and Rick took the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported and helped him over the years.

poster promoting one-year anniversary concert

January 30, 2013 - HISTORICAL NIGHT! Yoshi's in San Francisco was the site of a show that made history - for the first time in 40 years, Rick performed with Tower of Power, doing three songs including his signature tune, "Your're Still a Young Man".

January 24, 2013 - Rick performed at Bimbo's in San Francisco, for a concert benefitting autism awareness. Rick's long-time friend (and former band-mate) Bobby Gladd took some great photos, a couple of which are posted here. More will be posted soon. Check out this video recorded that night of Rick performing "What is Hip" .

Official website of Rick Stevens, R & B singerOfficial website of Rick Stevens, R & B singer


On July 20, 2012, after 36 years of incarceration Rick was paroled, and walked out of state prison into the waiting arms of joyful family and friends.

Rick worked very hard to gain his freedom and he had the strong support of many people who helped make it possible, including the judge who presided over his trial.

To all who have assisted and supported Rick over the years, he says a great big "THANK YOU" - he is very grateful to be blessed with family, friends and fans who have been instrumental in his release. A special note of "thanks" goes to Rick's dedicated attorney, Peter Boldin.

Updates and Notifications

Recent website updates:
February 25, 2014: home page updated.

Photos copyright Robert Gladd.

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