Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield

About Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe; 23 August 1949) is an Australian 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 dbut 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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