(July 26th 1966 - May 28th 2004)
Birth Name: Derek Frigo
Died: May 28, 2004 - Beverly Hills, California
Cause Of Death: Drug Overdose
1983 LeMans - On The Streets
1985 LeMans - LeMans
1989 Enuff Z'Nuff - Enuff Z'Nuff
1991 Enuff Z'Nuff - Strength
1993 Enuff Z'Nuff - Animals With Human Intelligence
1995 Enuff Z'Nuff - Tweaked
1996 Enuff Z'Nuff - Peach Fuzz
1997 Enuff Z'Nuff - Seven
1995 Enuff Z'Nuff - Live
2000 Enuff Z'Nuff - 10
2004 Enuff Z'Nuff - Favorites
2004 Logan's Heroes - Logan's Heroes
2004 Enuff Z'Nuff - "?"
Derek Frigo was the son of jazz musician Johnny Frigo and singer-actress Brittney Browne. He was also the lead guitarist for 80’s glam band, Enuff Z’nuff who had hits with “New Thing” and “Fly High Michelle.” He was considered by many to be one of the unsung guitar greats of hard rock.
Forming in 1984, Enuff Z’nuff signed to Atco Records who released their self titled debut that was loaded with neo-psychedelic pop rock songs. Their music became popular enough to warrant an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman and numerous visits to the Howard Stern show. Rolling Stone even called them the “hot band of the year” upon the release of their 1991 follow-up, Strength.
Despite regular rotation on MTV and critical praise, their albums failed to sell the numbers they deserved, so Atco and then Arista Records dropped them. It was about this time that Frigo left the band and sadly let the effects of drugs and alcohol take control of his life. He moved to Los Angeles where he played with a few local bands and was reportedly working with Stone Temple Pilots on some of their material, but nothing seemed to click for him. Frigo was found dead of an overdose outside the apartment of a friend on May 28, 2004.