Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Rick Springfield Speaks to the Sky through his .....
Some of this information comes from The Age.
Rick Springfield recently appeared on Oprah in the US, which is rebroadcast here. Evidently he spent his childhood in the US, moving from small country town to small country town. In the early eighties he landed a small part in a US soap opera and then switched to singing and made his mega hit, Jessie's Girl.
My addled ageing brain must be defective as I am sure I recall him in the seventies. He was hot! He had a fairly ordinary hit, Speak to the Sky and if he had another hit, I can't recall. Different bloke? No, not by the pic.
The Age confirms, he was around in the seventies, in a band with Daryl Cotton called Zoot. Now Zoot was around when I was in secondary school, so how old must this Springfield be? Obviously a good bit older than me.
Wikipedia states that he was born in Sydney in 1949, which makes him 59.
Why would he lie when it is just so easy to find out his details online? Never mind personal memories such as mine. In fact his own website seems to tells it truthfully. Very odd. Has The Age sold me a pup?