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Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield
A fifty-five year-old man is holding an electric guitar in his left hand more than mid-way down its neck. His right hand has a plectrum between thumb and forefinger, it is poised above and to the left of the guitar. The man has dark hair and is open mouthed while looking down at the guitar. Behind him is an obscured drum stand and other band equipment.
Rick Springfield, Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance Tour, 2004
Personal information
Birth nameRichard Lewis Springthorpe
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
GenresRock, power pop, pop rock, hard rock
OccupationSinger-songwriter, guitarist, actor
InstrumentsGuitar, keyboards, vocals, banjo
Years active1967 present
LabelsSparmac, Capitol, Columbia, Wizard, RCA, Chelsea, Mercury, Evergreen, Camden, Hip-O, New Door
Associated actsIcy Blues, Group X, Moppa Blues, Daniel Jones Ensemble, Pete Wilson's Rockhouse, Wickedy Wak, Zoot, Sahara Snow

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Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe; 23 August 1949) is an Australian-born singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He was a member of pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971 and then started his solo career with his début single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia. In mid-1972, he relocated to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the US. He received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for "Jessie's Girl". He followed with four more top 10 US hits, "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Affair of the Heart" and "Love Somebody". His two US top 10 albums are Working Class Dog (1981) and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet (1982). As an actor, he portrayed Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital, from 1981 to 1983 and during 2005 to 2008. In 2010, Springfield published his autobiography, Late, Late at Night : a Memoir.


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