Rick Springfield
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"Rick Springfield" is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, actor and author. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot (band)/Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his d├ębut single "Speak to the Sky" reaching 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". His two US top 10 albums are Working Class Dog (1981) and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet (1982). As an actor, he portrayed Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital, from 1981 to 1983 and during 2005 to 2008 and 2012, returning in 2013 for the show's 50th anniversary with son and actor Liam Springthorpe. In 2010, Springfield published his autobiography, Late, Late at Night: A Memoir.

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Probably General Hospital had more to do with me getting known physically than MTV did.

I can wade into an audience now and not lose a limb, so that's great.

I think it's pretty bizarre, ... I think you look to music to help you through (growing old), and the music that's strongest in your soul is the stuff you heard as a kid. I do that all the time. I listen to old albums and there's almost a spiritual support there.

It's a big number, but I'm OK with it, ... I went through my midlife crisis at about 38 and 39, so I'm over that.

I think the new adventurous music is for the kids in a state of flux - they're open to all that - and in 10, 15, 20 years it will be their golden era, and they'll be playing Korn and getting nostalgic.

[The four days have turned into a longer storyline.] I think we all need to see how it pans out, ... No one's going, 'Where do I sign?' or 'We're done.' .

I'm thought of as very light 'pop-y' kind of music, but it all had very dark undercurrents and I was a very messed up person... there's a lot of double entendre stuff in it.

Certainly with the radio now, a lot of late 20s, 30s and 40-year-olds don't listen to that music. There's nothing in it for them... [but] my son can't get enough of it because it's speaking to him and not to us... .A lot of the music that we hear now starts to sound the same.

They're songs I honestly wish I'd written. I had a huge list of songs but wanted to keep the album a little bit more on the moody side.