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Rock Hendricks

Game Credits

Audio

The Sims: Life Stories (2007)   (Music)
The Sims 2 (2004)   (Stereo Object Music)
SimCity 4 (2003)   (Musicians)
SimCity 4: Rush Hour (2003)   (Musicians)
SimCity 3000 Unlimited (2000)   (Musicians)
SimCity 3000 (1999)   (Musicians)
 


Developer Biography

Music was in Rock’s blood from the day he was born. In fact, Rock was born with a rare congenital eye disease rendering him virtually blind. As he came to rely solely on his hearing, he was instantly drawn to the beautiful, sweet tone of the sax. During his younger years, the songs of Little Richard and Fats Domino were of great inspiration to Rock and his passion to play the sax grew a life of its own.

After several eye operations, Rock was divinely given the gift of sight at the age of seven. According to Rock, it was the most memorable day of his life and the day he first laid his eyes on a saxophone followed a close second. No one could deny it was love at first sight and this resulted in Rock’s father giving him his first saxophone at the age of nine. In no time, Rock proved to be a natural prodigy. At 15, he started performing with the soul groups of Oakland, California and Rock believes this experience is what gave him the true soul that can be heard in this music today.

Throughout his career, Rock came to work with many legendary performers such as Michael Jackson, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Bobby Womack, Leon Russel, Dave Mason, and Sammy Hagar. Rock worked with Motown Records on a number of recordings as well. He also enjoyed living on Oahu for 12 years where he performed and recorded with a number of Hoku award-winning Hawaiian artists such as Cicilio and Kapono, The Cazimero Brothers, Music Magic, Nohelani Cypriano, Azure McCall, Kalapana, Tenyson Stevons, and Joe Cano.

Last updated: Aug 31, 2008