A native of Merrylands, Australia, Rick Springfield was born in 1949. He has become a popular musician in both Australia and the USA. One of the biggest power pop and pop rock singers, he has made numerous hits that are will forever be radio gems. These singles are played everywhere even decades later.
Springfield joined many different bands when he was a teenager. The first notable band he joined was called Zoot. They had a lot of teenage fans and were considered a boy band. Many rock critics and magazines did not take them seriously as musicians. This type of controversy continued after the band broke up. His debut album did well commercially because it was revealed his record label had paid people to buy his albums.Read More ...
It wasn’t until his hit single “Jessie’s Girl” that Springfield’s name was cemented as a legitimate musician. This song is one of the most popular songs of all music history. It was a worldwide hit. He won a Grammy for the song and the song would continue to become used in pop culture years after the song was released. It continues to be a popular song for radio stations and music playlists.
In 2014, Springfield was rewarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work as a musician.