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Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe; 23 August 1949) is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. As a musician, he is known for the 1981 #1 single "Jessie's Girl", which became a blockbuster of 1980s pop rock music and helped establish the emerging music video age. As an actor, Springfield is known for playing Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital. He originated the character from 1981–2003 and then returned to play him again from 2005-2008. Springfield was born in Sydney, Australia, the son of an Australian army career-officer. In 1967, he dropped out of high school to begin his professional music career. His first appearance in a band was as a singer/guitarist in the band Rock House. In 1968, the band changed the name to MPD, Ltd, then embarked on a tour of Vietnam to entertain the troops stationed there. In 1969, Springfield replaced guitarist Roger Hicks in the Australian rock band Zoot, a position he held until the band's break-up in 1971. The 22-year-old Springfield relocated to Hollywood, California in 1972. His debut single "Speak To The Sky" was a major pop hit, peaking at #14 in Billboard and his debut album "Beginnings" became the first of seven top 40 album successes.[citation needed] However, follow-up success was hampered by rumours that the record company, Capitol Records, was paying people to purchase it, leading some radio stations to boycott his music.

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Rick Springfield -- Arrested for Blowing Off Court Date

Rick Springfield
ARRESTED For Blowing Off Court Date

Rick Springfield was arrested today on a bench warrant stemming from his DUI case.A rep for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department tells TMZ, deputies went to Rick's L.A. home this morning to… READ MORE >

Rick Springfield -- Now a Subway Performer ... AND HE ROCKS!!!

Rick Springfield
Now a Subway Performer ... AND HE ROCKS!!!

Rick Springfield's career has hit an all-time low ... literally -- going underground Wednesday morning in NYC for an impromptu performance of "Jessie's Girl" ... on a SUBWAY PLATFORM ... and it's… READ MORE >

- 558 days ago
Rick Springfield Strikes Deal in DUI Case -- Won't Be Jessie's Prison Bitch

Rick Springfield
Strikes Deal in DUI Case Won't Be Jessie's Prison Bitch

Rick Springfield just got off EASY in his DUI case ... the one in which he allegedly threatened to kill a deputy sheriff ... TMZ has learned the singer cut a deal and won't have to spend a single… READ MORE >

- 620 days ago
Rick Springfield -- I'm NOT Guilty of DUI

Rick Springfield
I'm NOT Guilty of DUI

Rick Springfield pled not guilty to two counts of DUI this morning -- stemming from his arrest in Malibu back in May. Lawyers for Springfield entered the plea on behalf of the 80's rocker -- who… READ MORE >

- 1021 days ago
Rick Springfield Charged with DUI

Rick Springfield
Charged with DUI

'80s rocker Rick Springfield has been charged with two counts of DUI stemming from his Malibu arrest back in May ... but he will NOT be charged for threatening to "f**king kill" the arresting… READ MORE >

- 1025 days ago
Springfield to Cop: 'I Will F**king Kill You'

Springfield to Cop:
'I Will F**king Kill You'

Rick Springfield threatened to kill a deputy sheriff and the deputy's family the night he was arrested for drunk driving ... yet there is no mention of the incident in the arrest report -- law… READ MORE >

- 1071 days ago
Rick Springfield -- The Teary-Eyed Mug Shot

Rick Springfield
The Teary-Eyed Mug Shot

TMZ has obtained Rick Springfield's super-sad mug shot ... taken moments after he was arrested for DUI last night. TMZ broke the story ...  the '80s rocker was pulled over in L.A. at around 8… READ MORE >

- 1085 days ago
Rick Springfield Busted for DUI

Rick Springfield
Busted for DUI

'80s rocker Rick Springfield -- the guy who sang "Jessie's Girl" -- was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk in Los Angeles last night ... TMZ has learned. According to law enforcement, the… READ MORE >

- 1085 days ago
Rick Springfield: Good Genes or ... Docs?!

Rick Springfield
Good Genes or Good Docs?

'80s Singer Rick Springfield spends a lot time with doctors ... playing one on "General Hospital."Here's the 32-year-old back in 1982 (left) -- and 27 years later, the 59-year-old version at an… READ MORE >

- 1710 days ago
What Would You Ask Rick Springfield?

What Would You Ask
Rick Springfield?

Our photog had no idea what the heck to ask '80s singer Rick Springfield at LAX yesterday ... but going with the US citizenship test he took two years ago probably wasn't the right choice. //  READ MORE >

- 2155 days ago

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