Rick Ryan is a multi-award winning songwriter whose works have been featured in numerous films and TV shows. His song "Shadowland", co-written with Graham Nash and Joe Vitale, appeared on Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's platinum album, American Dream.
In 2013, Rick was a guest speaker in Dallas commemorating the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, during which his song and video presentation "Childhood's End" was screened.As an eighteen-year-old in 1970, Rick worked on the Geriatric and Adult Psych wards of the Arizona State Mental Hospital in Phoenix.
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by Rick Ryan
The year is 1970. The “Summer of Love” was only three years before. The “Woodstock Generation” is in full bloom. Mike Ridley has a job working the night shift at the State Mental Hospital...the men’s section of Pima Ward...“Psycho Central.”
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