Rick Springfield: Songs For The End Of The World
February 14, 2013
Started in a 'quasi' heavy metal band in Australia called Zoot. Came to US early 70's and recorded an album - Beginnings. It had one "major" hit - "Speak to The Sky." After that came "Comic Book Heroes" which was marginally successful. Then he learned to speak English with an American accent to further his acting career after he lost his record label. Did bit parts in "The New Adventures of Wonder Woman" (1975) and a few other 70's shows before landing the role as "Dr. Noah Drake" on "General Hospital" (1963) in 1980. Shortly after landing the role, his single "Jessie's Girl" became a #1 record in the USA. He continued to star on GH while touring and releasing "Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet" with the hit "Don't Talk To Strangers". Upon releasing his 3rd album with RCA-"Living In Oz" he quit GH and went back to his rock roots. "Living In Oz" is considered by many his finest (and hardest rock) album. He starred in the movie Hard to Hold (1984) in 1984 and released the soundtrack to it with the hit "Love Somebody", followed by "Don't Walk Away" and "Bop Til Ya Drop".