Today, we celebrate the 62nd birthday of [mp3com-artist]Rick Springfield[/mp3com-artist]. Rick first started getting interested in music when he was in high school forming his first band Jordy Boys. He joined two other bands after this and in 1971 decided to start his solo career.
He had a small hit with his song “Speak to the Sky” in his hometown country of Australia. He moved to Los Angeles in 1972 and released his debut album Beginnings. This album did well on the charts but it gave him the title of teen pop idol which Springfield did not like. He tried to leave this title behind with his next LP Comic Book Heroes but it failed to make the charts. He decided to take a break form his music career and act. Springfield showcased his acting talents on shows like Wonder Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man. In the 1980′s he was cast as Dr. Noah Drake in General Hospital. His popularity on the show helped with the popularity of his next album, Working Class Dog. He had hits with his songs “Jessie’s Girl” and “I’ve Done Everything For You”. His next two albums Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet (which included “Don’t Talk to Strangers”) and Living in Oz both had moderate success.
Over the past 25 year, Springfield has continued to act and release albums, including a children’s album, My Precious Little One: Lullabies For A New Generation (2009), and a Christmas album titled Christmas With You (2007).