Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, acto
Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe; 23 August 1949) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, actor and author. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his début single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the...Wikipedia
Born: 23rd August, 1949, South Wentworthville, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 6' 1" (185 cm)
Claim to Fame: Jessie's Girl
Throughout the 1970`s he was mistaken for Bruce Springsteen because of their similar surnames and musical backgrounds.
His wife Barbara Porter was the receptionist at the studio where he recorded "Working Class Dog."
Rick Springfield was arrested in Los Angeles on Friday after missing a court date relating to a 2011 DUI conviction.
The "Jessie's Girl" singer was expected to appear before a judge last month to prove that he had completed a court-ordered alcohol education program as part of a plea deal he struck with prosecutors two years ago to avoid a stint behind bars. He failed to show, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest on Wednesday. Police turned up at the singer's Los Angeles home on Friday to execute the warrant and he was taken into custody at Lost... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 1 year ago
Rick Springfield was arrested Sunday night for drunk driving.
The '80s "Jessie's Girl" rocker, 61, was pulled over by the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. for a traffic violation, PEOPLE has confirmed, and his blood alcohol content was measured at .10, which is .02 over the legal limit.
According to TMZ, which first reported the arrest, Springfield failed sobriety tests issued by officers when they smelled alcohol in his vehicle.
A rep for Springfield did not immediately return a request for comment. Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 3 years ago
Pop veteran Rick Springfield fears his more conservative fans will be shocked when he bares all on upcoming episodes of controversial drama "Californication".
The beloved "Jessie`s Girl" singer is testing his wholesome image by stripping for David Duchovny`s offbeat show - and he only hopes his fans will be able to smile about his new look.
He says, "I had to sign a clause in the contract saying I understood that there was going to be nudity and simulated sex.
"I certainly have no objection to taking my clothes off and on this show, I knew... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 5 years ago
Eighties heartthrob Rick Springfield is back on the music scene with his highest charting album debut in more than 20 years.
Springfield`s 17th CD, Venus in Overdrive, came in at No. 28 on the Billboard charts this week. The Australian native, who found fame on General Hospital in 1980 and then followed withhis song hit "Jessie`s Girl" in 1981, has sold more than 19 million albums over his career.
"I haven`t been this excited about a new record since the `80s," Springfield tells PEOPLE. "I`m a loner in my private life, so the party animal only... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 6 years ago
There weren`t a lot of girl singers around. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were the guys I looked up to.
I don`t want to mix the identities. Noah Drake isn`t Rick Springfield.