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Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield (born August 23, 1949) is an Australian pop singer whose career began as a singer in Rock House, followed by Zoot, a major Australian sensation. He then went solo in 1971 but was unable to maintain much of a career in the 1970s. He became a soap opera actor, most notable for appearing on General Hospital. With a rabid fanbase, Springfield returned to music with Working Class Dog and the singles Jessie's Girl and I've Done Everything for You.

Rick won a Grammy in 1981 for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for Jessie's Girl, Rick was also nominated for two Grammys in 1982 and one grammy in 1983

After a few albums with some hit singles, Springfield's lack of critical acceptance slowed his career, though he continued releasing albums throughout the 1980s. He played a few minor roles on TV in the 1990s, and released an unsuccessful album in 1999.

From February 2001 through December 2002, Springfield performed in EFX Alive! at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada with great success, pleasing both critics and audiences. The show was a hit for its entire run, with Rick adding new songs and segments that made it uniquely his. EFX Alive! ended in December of 2000 because MGM decided to make the theatre available for a future Cirque du Soleil production.

Rick's latest CD, shock/denial/anger/acceptance, was released on February 24, 2004.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Rick Springfield Facts

Birth NameRichard Lewis Springthorpe
OccupationMusician
BirthdayAugust 23, 1949 (68)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceSydney, Australia
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Rick Springfield compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Not available.