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Rick Springfield – The Beat of the Live Drum
Rick Springfield soared to the heights of stardom in the 1980s as a teen idol, soap star and platinum-selling music artist. The Australian born entertainer played heartthrob Dr. Noah Drake on television’s ‘General Hospital’ by day and Grammy-Award winning singer by night.
This concert event showcases the energy and vitality that propelled Springfield to the top of the pop charts. Spectacular live footage, giant projection screens, integrated music videos and thousands of adoring fans come together for an unforgettable evening with one of the hottest performers of the ‘80s!
Springfield began his professional music career in 1967 when he appeared as a singer/guitarist in the band Rock House. A year later, the band changed the name to MPD, then embarked on a tour of Vietnam to entertain the troops stationed there. He returned to Australia in 1969 and formed a band named Wickedy Wak with MPD bandmates Danny Finley and Paul Shannon, along with a keyboardist who went by the name of Ray Wight.
Later that year, he joined the band Zoot which became one of the most popular Australian groups of the late 1960s. After Zoot disbanded in 1971, Springfield began a solo career. He had a #1 hit single in Australia, “Speak to the Sky” before relocating to California in 1972.
His 1981 single “Jessie’s Girl” went straight in at #1 in the US charts for which he received a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. A year later, the single “Don’t Talk To Strangers” entered the charts at #2 and in 1983 he received an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist. He is currently on an extensive tour throughout the USA.
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