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New York City, United States (1949 – present)

Eddie Money (born Edward Joseph Mahoney, March 2, 1949 in New York City, United States) is an American who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums. Rock impresario Bill Graham said of Money “Eddie Money has it all…Not only can he sing, write and play, but he is a natural performer.”

After becoming a police officer, like his father, during the late 1960s, Money began to be interested in music, and eventually ended his law enforcement career in favor of becoming a musician. He moved to Berkeley, California and became a regular at area clubs, where he eventually got enough attention to secure a recording contract with Columbia Records. Later in the 1970s, he charted with singles such as “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise”. Money continued his successes and took advantage of the MTV music video scene in the early 1980s with his humorous narrative videos for “Shakin’” and “Think I’m in Love”, but his career began to fail him after several unsuccessful releases in the mid-1980s, accompanied by his struggles with drug addiction.

Money made a comeback two years later in 1986 and returned to the mainstream rock spotlight with the album Can’t Hold Back, which featured a Ronnie Spector duet with “Take Me Home Tonight”, which reached the Top 10, along with the hit “I Wanna Go Back”.


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  • licoricepizza

    he makes weird faces when he sings. :P

    12 Aug 2014 Reply

    Maui! Rocks! Big Island too! Been there done them both! I love paradise! Whooooooo! My first 'Two tickets to paradise was from my very first boyfriend! Magic Mountain in California! Birthday present! Eddie Money Cassette 'Greatest Hits! " What a b-day!

    1 Apr 2014 Reply

    Two Tickets to paradise! Spank! Woooh Whooh! Whooh! Oh owe! Two Tickets to Paradise! I wnat to go with Mr Eddie Money! Spank! :-) _

    1 Apr 2014 Reply

    Two tickets!

    13 Feb 2014 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    Love this man <3

    14 Jan 2014 Reply

    Shaking with the Money Man! Take me to "Paradise" Whoooooo!

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • guilhermecu

    shakin', take me home tonight... <3

    8 Dec 2013 Reply

    Spank! Shout out!

    4 Oct 2013 Reply

    mmmm! I love Mr. Eddie!

    4 Oct 2013 Reply

    Epic! My best friend in Northern California is going to Eddies concert in the bay area California! I wish I could be there to share this with him! :-)

    16 Aug 2013 Reply

    Turlock fair grounds! etc.! Been there and still with you! I love this man and talent! Forever!

    7 Aug 2013 Reply

    I have seen Mr. Eddie Money a few + times live. I moved to San Diego California 20+ years ago and my friend and I were out looking to have some fun after the Chargers game. We drove up on an strip mall and went into a hole in the wall. Much to my surprise Mr. Eddie Money was there performing and he Rocked the House~! I love you Eddie!

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
  • omaCore

    I love you, Eddie Money!

    16 Jun 2013 Reply

    Still here! Still need your songs!

    3 Mar 2013 Reply

    Still love this tune and talent! Take me were ever you want to go Eddie! No dis-respect to you and your wife in your life. I just want to hear you sing like I grew up on! Love your show!

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Fernandovini

    Two tickets to Paradise é show demais >>>>>>>>>all

    18 Feb 2013 Reply

    I got 2 tickets! Whooooo! whating so long! Hawaii! Whatined so long! Two tickits to paradise.

    31 Dec 2012 Reply

    49 years old right now! Still loving this tune and talent! Two tickets to paridise! Spank! Keep shacking with the Money Man! Whoo! Take every one! 2 tickets! Just get on the ride!

    31 Dec 2012 Reply

    Spank! I love you Eddie! FOREVER! I have alway waited so long! Spank! How about when I was 17 yrs old I got a cassette of "Eddie" and 2 tickets to Magic Mountain? I went had a great time! Not with my ex anymore. That's OKay! I am better for it all! HAAAA! HAAA!

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    Underrated. This guy is a genious [5] One of the best singer-songwriter around!

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
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