Rick Springfield the Australian rock star from the 1980s, and actor from America’s longest-running American soap opera General Hospital, dropped into a Boronia restaurant, in my hometown, in the Outer Eastern suburb of Melbourne, for a bite to eat, then got up and spontaneously sang three songs on Sunday the 15th of July, 2012. It was the second time that Rick Springfield had visited Cove Steakhouse Wine, Bar & Grill in Alchester Village, Boronia. He previously visited the restaurant on Australia Day in January 2012.
Rick sang a cover of “Gloria”, The Beatles’ “Twist & Shout” and closed with his hit song “Jessie’s Girl”. Rick is a family friend of a local musician, who is a member of Breaking Distance, a band which regularly plays at the Steakhouse restaurant. Read the local news story by Knox Leader: ’80s music icon Rick Springfield rocks Boronia restaurant
RiCK SPRiNGFiELD ROCKS NEW YORK SUBWAY ~ Wednesday 10th October 2012
Rick Springfield brought New York commuters to a standstill on Wednesday morning when he performed his 1980s hit, “Jessie’s Girl” at Manhattan’s Penn Station. Onlookers joined in to sing along, the Rick boarded the train to continue playing. See the RiCK SPRiNGFiELD NYC SUBWAY PERFORMANCE ~ JESSiE’S GiRL YouTube video…
“I appreciate my fans more now” ~ Rick Springfield
Rick Springfield stops by to chat with TODAY’s Kathie Lee & Hoda about his new documentary, “An Affair of the Heart,” and explains how he now has a new appreciation for his fans today, after not treating them so well when he first became famous.
ABOUT RiCK SPRiNGFiELD
Rick Springfield was born Richard Lewis Springthorpe in South Wentworthville, a western suburb of Sydney, on the 23rd day of August in 1949. Rick is the son of an Australian Army career officer, and had to move to London to live in 1960, for his father’s work. The family moved back to Australia in 1962, and settled in the Melbourne suburb of Ormond.
In 1969 Rick Springfield joined the band Zoot with Daryl Cotton, Rick Brewer and Beeb Birtles. Zoot had a no. 4 hit in Australia with the acid-rock version of The Beatles “Eleanor Rigby” hit song. In 1972 Rick started his solo career with his début single “Speak to the Sky” reaching the top 10 in Australia. In 1972, he moved to the United States, and had a No. 1 hit with “Jessie’s Girl“ in 1981 in Australia and the US., which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. Rick then had four more top 10 US hits, “I’ve Done Everything for You”, “Don’t Talk to Strangers”, “Affair of the Heart” and “Love Somebody”. He also became an actor in 1981, portraying Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital, until 1983 and also in 2005 to 2008.
In 2010 Rick Springfield published his autobiography, Late, Late at Night : a Memoir. More recently Rick played a degenerated version of himself in ‘Californication’.
RiCK SPRINGFiELD ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB:
The official website of Rick Springfield: www.RickSpringfield.com
The official Rick Springfield Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Official.Rick.Springfield
The official YouTube of Rick Springfield: www.YouTube.com/RSadmin
The official MySpace of Rick Springfield: www.Myspace.com/OfficialRickSpringfield
The official Twitter of Rick Springfield: www.Twitter.com/RickSpringfield
COVE STEAKHOUSE WiNE BAR & GRiLL restaurant is owned by Jay Harrison, and is located at Shop 16 / 12 Alchester Crs Shopping Village, Boronia, Victoria, Australia Phone (03) 9761 2206
“Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield in 2004
“Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield in 1981
“Don’t Talk To Strangers” by Rick Springfield in 1982
“Eleanor Rigby” by Zoot, with Rick Springfield & the late Darryl Cotton in 1970
PRESS RELEASE: New York, 28th May 2013:
Grammy award-winning musician, actor, and New York Times bestselling author Rick Springfield will publish his debut novel with Touchstone. Titled Magnificent Vibration and scheduled for publication in May 2014, the novel portrays a hero who has hit a dead end in his life, but who serendipitously receives a 1-800 phone connection to God via an inscription in a mysterious self-help book that may just give him a shot at saving the planet.Magnificent Vibration is a potent tour de force that is by turns hilarious, poignant, spiritual, over-the-top, and deeply meaningful.
“The only good grades I ever got in school before I was kicked out were for creative writing. I thought that fiction might be in my future but then my career took a different path once the Beatles showed me what a blast being in a band could be. Writing my memoir Late, Late at Night reminded me how much I love the craft. So I decided to give fiction a shot again.Magnificent Vibration is the result. I’m still not quite sure where it came from, but once I got going, it practically wrote itself. I’ve heard writers I admire speak of that phenomenon, so maybe I’m on the right track.” ~ Rick Springfield