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Rick Springfield

Australian Musician and Actor
Born Aug 23, 1949

Rick Springfield is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He was a member of pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971 and then started his solo career with his début single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia. In mid-1972, he relocated to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the US.… Read More

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1949 Birth Richard Lewis Springthorpe (later known as Rick Springfield) was born in South Wentworthville, a western suburb of Sydney, on 23 August 1949. … Read More
1958 8 Years Old Rick Springfield was 13 when he first played guitar, and he joined various bands in England where his father was stationed 1958–1963, and several more after returning to Australia.


1968 18 Years Old In 1968, Springfield was approached by bass guitarist Pete Watson to join his group Rockhouse. … Read More
1969 19 Years Old In September 1969, Springfield replaced Roger Hicks as lead guitarist and vocalist in Zoot, with Birtles on bass guitar and vocals, Darryl Cotton on lead vocals and guitar, and Rick Brewer on drums. … Read More


1972 22 Years Old After recording his début album, Beginnings in London, Springfield moved to the United States in mid-1972. … Read More
1973 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1973, Springfield signed to Columbia Records and recorded his second album, Comic Book Heroes, which was also produced by Porter. … Read More
1974 24 Years Old In 1974, Springfield issued an Australia-only album, Mission: Magic! which was "full of infectious bubblegum pop songs".
1976 26 Years Old His single, "Take a Hand", reached the US top 50 in 1976 and was from the album Wait for Night, which was issued by his new label Chelsea Records. … Read More
1978 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1978, he played the character of Zac in Saga of a Star World, which was, with some differences, the pilot episode of the original Battlestar Galactica TV series.


…  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. … Read More
1984 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1984, Springfield made a full-length feature film titled Hard to Hold, and in 1998, he played in the film Legion. … Read More
1989 39 Years Old In 1989, Springfield starred in the film Nick Knight, in which he played an 800-year-old vampire seeking a cure for his condition. … Read More


1991 41 Years Old In 1991, Springfield appeared in the made-for-TV movie Dying to Dance.
1994 44 Years Old From 1994 to 1997 he starred in the television series High Tide, that ran for 69 episodes.
1995 45 Years Old In addition to the roles on television and in film, Springfield also acted in musical theatre. In 1995, he was a member of the original Broadway cast of the musical Smokey Joe's Cafe. … Read More


2000 50 Years Old From February 2000 through December 2002, Springfield performed in EFX Alive! at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. … Read More
2005 55 Years Old In December 2005, Springfield was asked by the General Hospital producers to return to the show, and he returned to his role as Dr. Noah Drake after a 23-year absence.
2007 57 Years Old His run was subsequently extended, although as of 2007 he remains a guest star on recurring status, and not a full contract cast member.


2010 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, Springfield published his autobiography, Late, Late at Night: A Memoir.
2013 63 Years Old Springfield returned to General Hospital as Dr. Noah Drake in April, 2013.
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