Rick Springfield – Teen Idol (TV PG; 1:33) Rick Springfield on the high-risk occupation of a teen idol.
Rick Springfield was born on August 23, 1949, started playing in bands in his native Australia at a very young age. The success of his solo introduction brought him to la, where he played in television characters and attempted to allow it to be big in music. While playing a good-looking physician on General Hospital, he also released an album that contained the hit “Jesse’s Girl.” Ever since then, he is released several more records and composed two novels.
Springfield often moved throughout his youth, living in both Australia and England. While in high school, he developed an affinity for music, started playing the guitar and formed a group known as the Jordy Boys. He went to perform with all the groups Rock House and Zoot before starting a solo singing career using the 1971 Australian hit “Speak to the Sky.”
In 1972, he moved to la and released the record Beginnings. Featuring a number of his preceding Australian hits, including a fresh variant of “Speak to the Sky,” the record fared well on the graphs. But to Springfield’s dismay, critics promptly labeled him the next teen pop idol. In 1973, in a effort to lose his bubblegum picture, Springfield moved to Columbia Records, where he recorded the unsatisfactory LP Comic Book Heroes.
As his popularity skyrocketed among soap opera buffs, Springfield released the record Working Class Dogs, which afforded the now-classic singles “I have Done Everything For You” and “Jessie’s Girl.”
Springfield recorded the well-received records Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet (1982) and Living in Oz (1983) before making his cinematic debut in the intimate drama Hard to Hold (1984). While his female devotees flocked to theatres, the movie got lukewarm reviews from most critics.
Throughout the 1990s, Springfield’s work mostly consisted of made-for-TV movies, including Dead Reckoning (1990), Silent Motive (1991), A reversal of Position (1994) and Dying to Dance (1999). Later that year, 1990) released his first new record in over a decade, Karma, which received generally favorable reviews.
In 2010, Springfield saw the publication of his autobiography,Late, Late through the Night, and his first work of fiction, Brilliant Shaking was released in 2014.
For his decades of end product and lasting popularity, Springfield received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 2014. After in 2014, Springfield got a part on the dreary HBO play True Detective, setting the performer up for another reemergence.