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Rick Springfield

About

Richard Lewis Springthorpe (born 23 August 1949), known professionally as Rick Springfield, is an Australian-American musician and actor. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his debut single, "Speak to the Sky", which reached the top 10 in Australia in mid-1972. When he moved to the United States, he had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the US, for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He followed with four more top 10 US hits: "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Affair of the Heart" and "Love Somebody". Springfield's two US top 10 albums are Working Class Dog (1981) and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet (1982).

As an actor, Springfield starred in the movie Hard to Hold in 1984 and the television series High Tide from 1994 to 1997. He appeared in supporting roles in Ricki and the Flash and True Detective (both 2015). He portrayed Dr Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital (1981–83, 2005–08, 2012), returning in 2013 for the show's 50th anniversary with his son, actor Liam Springthorpe. He played a depraved version of himself in Californication (2009). In 2010, Springfield published his autobiography, Late, Late at Night: A Memoir. In 2016 he starred as Vince Vincente/Lucifer in season 12 of The CW series Supernatural. In 2012, he starred as himself in the TV show Hot in Cleveland episode 16 of season 3 titled "Everything Goes Better With Vampires". In 2017, he starred as Pastor Charles in the American Horror Story episode entitled "Winter of Our Discontent".

Articles

April 13, 2022

Rick Springfield and Zoot Cancel Australia Tour

After delays due to COVID, it was decided “rather than postpone the tour yet again, the decision has been taken to cancel the tour and refund all ticket holders."

www.billboard.com

February 24, 2021

Rick Springfield on Creating ‘Working Class Dog’ 40 Years Ago: ‘It Was a Lot of Lust’

Rick Springfield talks about the 40th anniversary of 'Working Class Dog.'

www.billboard.com

Discs

Working Class Dog (40th Anniversary Special Edition Live Version)

June 17, 2022

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Jessie's Girl (40th Anniversary Special Edition Live Version)

May 6, 2022

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Jessie's Girl

February 26, 2021

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Orchestrating My Life (Live)

February 12, 2021

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Jessie's Girl 2 (feat. Rick Springfield)

August 21, 2020

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Welcome To Your Bright New World

July 17, 2020

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The Wall Will Fall

May 8, 2020

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The Song (Recorded Live at TGL Farms)

May 1, 2020

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Irreplaceable

July 19, 2019

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Kristina

May 31, 2019

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Orchestrating My Life

April 26, 2019

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The Snake King

January 26, 2018

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In the Land of the Blind

January 18, 2018

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Santa is an Anagram

December 13, 2017

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Little Demon

November 29, 2017

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Mission Magic

August 8, 2017

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Wait for the Night

August 8, 2017

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Rocket Science

February 19, 2016

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Rocket Science (with Commentary)

February 18, 2016

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Miss Mayhem

February 2, 2016

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Let Me In

January 19, 2016

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Down

December 18, 2015

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Light This Party Up

December 9, 2015

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Stripped Down (Live)

February 24, 2015

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Songs For The End Of The World

January 1, 2012

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Rick Springfield

January 1, 2009

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Venus In Overdrive

January 1, 2008

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The Early Sound City Sessions

January 1, 2007

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Karma

January 1, 1999

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Catch Me If You Can

January 1, 1999

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Rock of Life

December 1, 1988

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Tao

July 1, 1985

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Hard To Hold

April 7, 1984

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Beautiful Feelings

January 1, 1984

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Living In Oz

September 9, 1983

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Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet

March 23, 1982

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Working Class Dog

January 1, 1981

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Comic Book Heroes

January 1, 1973

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Beginnings

January 1, 1972

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