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Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe; 23 August 1949) is an Australian , musician, and actor. He was a member of the group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, and then he started his solo career with his debut single “Speak to the Sky” reaching the top 10 in Australia. In mid-1972, he relocated to the United States, evolving into a more strident and sound as the years passed. He had a No. 1 hit with “Jessie’s Girl” in 1981 in both Australia and the U.S.

He received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for “Jessie’s Girl”, which proved to be a career breakout moment. He followed with four more top 10 U.S. hits: “I’ve Done Everything for You”, “Don’t Talk to Strangers”, “Affair of the Heart”, and “Love Somebody”. His two U.S. top 10 albums are 1981’s ‘Working Class Dog’ and 1981’s Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet’. releases proving both commercial and critical successes. As an actor, he portrayed the popular Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama ‘General Hospital’ from 1981 to 1983, and he sprang back into the role during 2005 to 2008 and 2012, returning again in 2013 for the show’s 50th anniversary with his son (and fellow actor) Liam Springthorpe. In 2010, Springfield published his autobiography: ‘Late, Late at Night: A Memoir’.

Richard Lewis Springthorpe (later known as Rick Springfield) was born in South Wentworthville, a western suburb of Sydney, on 23 August 1949.

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  • dman50

    Rick is great, though I know only a few of his songs....Jessie's girl(note Jessie is spelled in the female version),Don't talk to strangers,I've done everything for you. Rick and Linda Blair went out for a time.Rick has an unique way of playing guitar,like in Jessie's Girl video,he's moving his whole arm for a majority of the song.

    11 Jun 3:52am Reply
  • BBraveCMR

    Loved hearing Rick's story and his songs with Sound City. Seeing it again in Gainesville,FL at High Dive for free! THIRD TIME,Y'ALL! http://smarturl.it/SCtrailer

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • thedoseoftea

    When I first saw him in Californication, I thought he was not more than 30 years old.

    12 Mar 2013 Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

    Holy shit, is that fucking Rick Springfield?

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Phonhaus

    Thanks for the new album !!! You just made me feel thirty years younger when I was playing 'Living In Oz' up and down. Great!

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Ventura_H

    the new album is unfuckinbelievable GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

    20 Nov 2012 Reply
  • drnrg31

    Songs For the End of The World sounds great. I'm glad for everything that is still Rock N Roll in this Dance crap era.

    11 Nov 2012 Reply
  • The80sFan

    New album is his BEST since "Karma", and that was a highly underrated GEM. Fucking brilliant on this album!

    22 Oct 2012 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    I like Ricks new album, it sounds like some of todays alternative rock bands....

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Fuhghettaboutit

    CALI-FORNICATION!

    16 Jun 2012 Reply
  • SonnyBurnett88

    fuckin' Californication [12]

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • kawaoporanku

    californication!

    30 Jan 2012 Reply
  • nickMef06

    Jessie's Girl <3

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Leadro22

    Jessie's Girl ♥

    1 Sep 2011 Reply
  • P0pk1ller

    californication

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • lappaz

    I thought he was like 50 late 40, but he is 61.

    13 Jan 2011 Reply
  • neffnuff

    Californication, yesyes.

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
  • przemek-was

    In Californicatin he has maybe 40 years old!!! In real he has 67!??? \wtf?

    18 Nov 2010 Reply
  • ThirtySec2Mrs

    Californication, yesyes. [8]

    16 Oct 2010 Reply
  • postshanna

    ricky springfield......HE'S A BUDDY OF MINE!

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
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