Rick Springfield

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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.
Springfield, Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance Tour, 2004
Background information
Birth nameRichard Lewis Springthorpe
Born (1949-08-23) 23 August 1949 (age 73)
South Wentworthville, New Sooth Wales, Australie
GenresRock, pouer pop, hard rock
ThriftMuisicker, sangster-sangwriter, record producer, actor
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keybuirds, banjo
Years active1962–present
LabelsSparmac, RCA, Gomer
Associate actsZoot

Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe; 23 August 1949) is an Australie muisicker, sangster-sangwriter, an actor. He wis a member o the pop rock group Zoot frae 1969 tae 1971, then stairtit his solo career wi his début single "Speak to the Sky" reachin the top 10 in Australie in mid-1972, when he relocatit tae the Unitit States. He haed a No. 1 hit wi "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in baith Australie an the US, for which he receivit the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He follaeed wi fower mair top 10 US hits, "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Affair of the Heart" an "Love Somebody". His twa US top 10 albums are Working Class Dog (1981) an Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet (1982). As a actor, he portrayed Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital, frae 1981 tae 1983 an durin 2005 tae 2008 an 2012, returnin in 2013 for the show's 50t anniversar wi son an actor Liam Springthorpe. In 2010, Springfield published his autobiografie, Late, Late at Night: A Memoir.

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Grammy Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
1982 "Jessie's Girl" Best Rock Vocal Male Performance Wan
1983 "I Get Excited" Best Rock Vocal Male Performance Nominatit
1983 "Don't Talk To Strangers" Best Pop Vocal Performance Male Nominatit
1984 "Affair of the Heart" Best Rock Vocal Male Performance Nominatit

Springfield is also set to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for his contributions to music.[1]

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