born on 29/5/1951 in Cambridge, MA, United States
Links www.levtron.com (English)
Levy was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. He primarily plays piano and organ. Levy grew up in Cambridge, and began playing the piano after seeing Ray Charles in concert at age 13. He later switched to playing a Hammond organ. After gaining experience playing in Boston nightclubs, Levy was hired by Albert King in 1971. After an eighteen month association, Levy joined B. B. King's backing band. Throughout the years, Levy has performed with a wide range of blues, funk and jazz musical groups, notably including Roomful of Blues (198387) and Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom.
Levy became the in-house record producer for the Bullseye Blues record label, where he was unsuccessfully nominated seven times for a Grammy Award. No recorded work has been released by Levy since 1988, although he tours regularly and has collaborated with and produced Charles Earland among others.
Ron was an active member BB Kings band from Late 1969 through Early 1976. His last concert with BB King was The High Chapperal, Chicago, IL.