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Encyclopedia > Richard Marx
Richard Marx
Background information
Birth name Richard Noel Marx[1]
Born September 16, 1963 (1963-09-16) (age 43)[1]
Origin Flag of the United States Chicago, Illinois, United States[1]
Genre(s) Adult contemporary
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter and record producer
Website richardmarx.com

Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an adult contemporary and pop/rock singer, songwriter and record producer. He had a string of highly successful hit singles in the late 1980s and 1990s, including "Endless Summer Nights", "Right Here Waiting" and "Hazard". Although most of his major hit songs were slow ballads like these, many of his songs had a classic rock style, such as "Don't Mean Nothing," "Should've Known Better," "Satisfied," and "Too Late To Say Goodbye". Marx placed himself in the record books by being the first solo artist to have his first seven singles hit the Top 5 on the US charts. [2] // 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... // 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Incorporated Village in 1869. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Right Here Waiting is a ballad recorded by Richard Marx on his second album, Repeat Offender. ... Hazard is a 1991 song performed by pop music artist Richard Marx. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ...

Contents

Early career

Richard Marx on the cover of his album Paid Vacation
Richard Marx on the cover of his album Paid Vacation

Marx began his career in music at the age of 5, singing commercial jingles written by his father, Dick. Marx's list of "commercial" hits includes Arm & Hammer and Nestlé Crunch. Cover of 1994 Richard Marx album Paid Vacation, taken from Amazon. ... Cover of 1994 Richard Marx album Paid Vacation, taken from Amazon. ... Arm & Hammer is a registered trademark of Church and Dwight, an American manufacturer of household products. ... Nestle Crunch wrapped Nestle Crunch Nestlé Crunch is the name of a candy bar made of milk chocolate with crisped rice mixed in, produced by Nestlé. Nestlé also produces other Crunch products: Nestlé Crunch Pieces (also known as Buncha Crunch), are candy pieces made of milk chocolate with crisped rice...


Marx was 17 and living in Highland Park, Illinois when a tape of his songs ended up in the hands of Lionel Richie. Richie said he thought Marx had the talent to make it big, saying "I can't promise you anything, but you should come to L.A." [3] So after graduating from high school, Marx moved to Los Angeles and visited Richie. "He was recording his first solo album and having trouble with the background vocal," Richard recalls. "He tells me, ‘Come try this part.’ It worked and I ended up singing on his album." Richard contributed backing vocals to Richie’s hits "You Are," "Running With The Night," and the chart-topping "All Night Long," on Lionel's follow-up album. Incorporated City in 1869. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... All Night Long may refer to: A British film from 1961 directed by Basil Dearden; see All Night Long (1961 film). ...


In those early years, Richard would find any excuse possible to labour in the recording industry. His enthusiasm and his presence in the studio landed him several jobs as a background singer for artists like Madonna and Whitney Houston, and, eventually, as a songwriter. He was singing for Kenny Rogers in 1984 when he overheard Rogers say he needed a new song. Within days, Richard gave him a demo of "Crazy." Rogers recorded it, along with another of Richard’s songs, "What About Me," which also featured James Ingram and Kim Carnes. The trio recording hit #1 Adult Contemporary and #15 on the Hot 100 (while just scraping onto the Country chart) in late 1984 while "Crazy" hit #1 Country and #5 AC the following year. Soon after, Richard began working with producer David Foster and writing songs for the group Chicago and R&B singer Freddie Jackson. Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is an American Pop and R&B singer, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... James Ingram (born February 16, 1956 in Akron, Ohio) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. ... Kim Carnes (born July 20, 1945 in Pasadena, California) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter. ... For other persons named David Foster, see David Foster (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Freddie Jackson (born Frederick Anthony Jackson on October 2, 1956, Harlem, New York City, NY) is an American soul singer. ...


While working as a songwriter and doing background vocals, Marx continued to pursue a record deal of his own. His demo tape was rejected by every label in Hollywood until, finally, four years after moving to Los Angeles, the president of EMI/Manhattan Records, Bruce Lundvall, heard Marx's demo and knew he had a star on his hands. He gave Marx a record deal and the opportunity to write and record whatever he wanted. Marx contacted his good friend Fee Waybill of The Tubes, and some very talented musicians, including Joe Walsh, and Randy Meisner of the Eagles, and created a ten-track album that put Richard on the path to success. The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theatre rock band, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. ... For other persons named Joe Walsh, see Joe Walsh (disambiguation). ... Randy Herman Meisner (born 8 March 1946 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA) is a bass guitar player, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the country-rock group the Eagles. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ...


Music career

Debut album

Marx's self-titled debut album, released in June 1987, yielded four hit singles and sold nearly 4 million copies in the US. The debut single, "Don’t Mean Nothing", had been released the previous month and climbed to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as #1 on Billboard's Album Rock charts. Richard became the first new artist played on 117 radio stations nationwide during his initial week on the charts. The next two singles, "Should’ve Known Better" and "Endless Summer Nights" reached #3 and #2, respectively. The fourth single release, "Hold on to the Nights", earned Marx his first #1 single. Hold On to the Nights is a ballad and the first #1 hit for singer Richard Marx. ...


With the success of his self-titled album, Marx became the first male artist to reach the Top 3 with four singles from a debut album. He embarked on his first world tour, initially opening for REO Speedwagon, but quickly began headlining his own shows. Marx's first tour kept him on the road for 14 months while the album remained on the charts for more than a year and a half.


In 1988, Marx was nominated for a Grammy Award for 'Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male' for "Don’t Mean Nothing" [4]


Marx later revealed in an interview on VH-1 Classic that his favorite song that he performed from his first, self-titled album was "Have Mercy".


Repeat Offender

Repeat Offender, Richard’s second release (May 1989) hit the pole position and pushed Prince out of the #1 spot on Billboard's Album chart. It went triple platinum within a few months and eventually sold over 5 million US copies. Repeat Offender was the result of the energy generated from over a year and a half on the road and was written or co-written entirely by Richard. "Some people might think that it would be easier this time around, that I could just kick back," Richard said at the time, "but the truth is, it’s harder, I’ve got more to prove."


The first two singles, "Satisfied" and the platinum-selling "Right Here Waiting," both reached #1, completing a string of three consecutive No. 1 singles. When the third single from Repeat Offender, "Angelia" climbed to #4, Richard became the first solo artist to reach the Top 5 with his first seven singles. Right Here Waiting is a ballad recorded by Richard Marx on his second album, Repeat Offender. ...


Another song from the album, "Children of the Night," was written in support of the Los Angeles-based organization for runaways. It became the fifth single from Repeat Offender with all royalties donated to the charity.


Marx's second world tour began in the spring of 1989 and took him to Australia, Japan, Europe, Canada, and the United States, lasting through August 1990. Highlights of that tour included a performance in the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London and an invitation from Tina Turner to tour Germany. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ...


Marx also had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform the Beatles’ "Help" at the Berlin Wall in late 1989. Richard also received his second Grammy nomination in 1990 for "Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male" for “Right Here Waiting”. [5] The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... East German construction workers building the Berlin Wall, November 20, 1961. ...


Other albums

Richard Marx's Greatest Hits album

Marx went on to release a number of other albums. In 1991 he released his third consecutive multi-platinum album Rush Street. This album saw artists such as Luther Vandross and Billy Joel appear as backing vocalists and guest pianists. The disc's first single, "Keep Coming Back" went Top 10 pop as well as #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary charts for 4 weeks running. "Hazard", which depicted a man being wrongfully accused of murder in a fictional version of Hazard, Nebraska, went #1 in charts around the world. Two more Top 10 singles were culled from Rush Street with "Take This Heart" and "Chains Around My Heart". In August of 2001 Marx admitted that the track "Superstar," from the Rush Street album was about pop star Madonna.[6] Image File history File links Marx_-_greatest_hits. ... Rush Street is an album by Richard Marx, released in 1991. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ... Hazard is a village located in Sherman County in the US state of Nebraska. ... Rush Street is an album by Richard Marx, released in 1991. ... Rush Street is an album by Richard Marx, released in 1991. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ...


In early 1994, as Richard and his family permanently left Los Angeles behind and returned to Chicago, Marx released Paid Vacation, and scored his fourth consecutive platinum album. The acoustic ballad Now and Forever spent 11 weeks in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 and also held the #1 position on Billboard's Adult Contemporary charts for 11 weeks - at the time just one week short of the all-time record. The follow-up single, "The Way She Loves Me", reached #3. Richard Marx on the cover of his 1994 album Paid Vacation After the success of his 1991 album Rush Street, and a long tour, Richard Marx decided to take a three year break to enjoy life, and his family. ...


1997 saw the release of, Flesh And Bone, Richard's final studio album with Capitol. Marx's sales cooled with this album in the States but was a major success in other parts of the world. The album's biggest hit was "Until I Find You Again", a ballad that hit #1 in several countries and #3 in the US. Flesh and Bone is a 1993 movie starring Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, and Gwyneth Paltrow. ...


Marx's first Greatest Hits compilation was released in November 1997. The 16-track album includes all of the hit singles from his first five albums plus "Angel’s Lullaby," a song written about his children that originally appeared on For Our Children, Too, a compilation CD released in 1996 to benefit the Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Greatest Hits was released in Asia in November 1998 and included two new songs, "Slipping Away" and "Thanks To You," a touching tribute to his mother. Marx’s dedication and support of numerous charities has continued throughout his career. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 2000, Marx created his own record company "Signal 21 Records" with former Blood, Sweat & Tears drummer and producer Bobby Colomby. This label was the launching pad for Marx's sixth studio release titled "Days In Avalon." Due to distribution problems, it failed to chart in the U.S. The title song, however, was picked up by Adult Contemporary radio stations as an album track and spent 12 weeks in the Top 30. The label folded not long after. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Blood, Sweat & Tears (also known as BS&T) was an American music group, formed in 1967 in New York City. ... Bobby Colomby was a founder and innovative jazz-rock fusion drummer of the group Blood, Sweat & Tears. ...


In 2004, Marx signed a deal with EMI/Manhattan and returned to the Billboard charts with his album My Own Best Enemy which featured the hits "When You're Gone" and "Ready To Fly".


In 2007 Marx released a new ballad titled "Your Goodbye" and a remixed version of his classic love song "Hold On To The Nights" on a Phil Ramone compilation production called "New Music From An Old Friend." This compilation was released on the Target label called Spotlight. Phil Ramone is a violinist, composer, recording engineer, and innovative record producer born in 1934. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ...


Work with other artists

  • In 1988 Marx wrote the song "Edge of a Broken Heart" with co-writer Fee Waybill for the all woman, glam metal band Vixen on their self titled release.
  • In 1997 Marx sang with Donna Lewis, best known for her hit "I Love You Always Forever", on the track "At the Beginning" for the Gold-certified Anastasia soundtrack. The track reached #2 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart where it held for six weeks straight.
  • In 1997, Marx sang "Every Day Of Your Life" with Japanese singer-songwriter Aska.
  • In 1999 Richard Marx built "Renegade Studios," a state of the art recording facility located in Marx's hometown of Chicago, Illinois.
  • In 2000, Marx co-wrote and produced songs such as "Angel On My Shoulder" for Natalie Cole and "To Where You Are" for singer Josh Groban.
  • In 2000 Marx wrote the song "Brand New Year (My Revolution)" with Kristyn Osborn of SHeDAISY for their Christmas album titled Brand New Year. Marx again co-wrote with Kristyn Osborn on the songs "Still Holding Out for You" from SHeDAISY's debut album The Whole Shebang and "All Over You" from their album Knock On The Sky.
  • In 2000, Marx wrote the songs "Crazy Me" and "I Do It For Your Love", with country songwriter Gary Harrison for Kenny Rogers' album titled "There You Go Again." [7]
  • Marx's work with other artists in 2001 and 2002 includes writing and producing songs for new pop and country artists such as Emerson Drive, Chris Botti, and Marie Sisters.
  • In 2002 Marx produced the songs "How Lucky I Am" and "Fall Into Me" for country group Emerson Drive on their self titled album.
  • In 2002 Marx wrote and produced songs with Michael Bolton for Bolton's album Only A Woman Like You.
  • In 2003, Marx wrote four songs with Kenny Loggins for Loggins' album It's About Time.
  • In 2004, Marx produced the album What If? with former DreamWorks Records executive Scott Borchetta for Canadian country group Emerson Drive. Songs written by Marx on this disc are "Last One Standing" co-written with Fee Waybill, "If You Were My Girl" co-written with engineer and producer David Cole, former band member Pat Allingham, and Emerson Drive, "Running Back To You," and the track "Simple Miracles" co-written with country songwriter Gary Harrison.
  • In 2005 Marx wrote a song called "Remember When" performed by LeAnn Rimes for the Disneyland 50th Anniversary album.
  • In 2006, Latin superstar Julio Iglesias recorded Richard's hit "Right Here Waiting" for his latest album Romantic Classics which was released September 19, 2006, 22 years after Richard sang with Julio on the hit "Moonlight Lady."

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Recent News

  • During August and September 2006, Marx toured Australia for the first time in many years.
  • Lesbian folk rock duo, Hoobler and Schmaltz recently recorded a cover of "Don't Mean Nothing", to be featured on their debut disc, " Beware the Pink Missile "
  • Country artist Travis Tritt recently covered Marx's "You Never Take Me Dancing" for his upcoming album titled "The Storm is Coming" set for release on May 21, 2007. 'You Never Take Me Dancing' originally appeared on Marx's 1997 release titled "Flesh And Bone." [9]

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Personal

  • Richard is the only child of Ruth, a former singer, and Dick Marx, a jazz musician and founder of a successful jingle company in the early 1960s.
  • The couple have three sons: Brandon (born 1990), Lucas (born 1992), and Jesse (born 1994). The Marx family live in a house by the lake in Lake Bluff, Illinois, United States.

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Musical influences / favorite artists

In addition to his parents, Marx names recording artists like Sam Cooke and Elvis Presley as his biggest musical influences and includes Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, the Doobie Brothers, The Eagles, Luther Vandross, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Gladys Knight in his list of favorites.[1] A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a Scottish singer and songwriter born and raised in London. ... The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band, best known for hit singles like Black Water. They were popular throughout the 1970s. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... Earth, Wind & Fire is a world-renowned American band which fuses different genres of music, formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1969 and is led and founded by Maurice White. ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer and actress. ...


Discography

Albums

1. ... Repeat Offender is the second album by singer/songwriter Richard Marx. ... Rush Street is an album by Richard Marx, released in 1991. ... Richard Marx on the cover of his 1994 album Paid Vacation After the success of his 1991 album Rush Street, and a long tour, Richard Marx decided to take a three year break to enjoy life, and his family. ... Flesh and Bone is an album by Richard Marx, released in 1997. ... Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Richard Marx, released in 1997. ...

Singles

Year Song US Hot 100 US M.S.R. US A.C. UK Singles Album
1987 "Don't Mean Nothing" 3 1 - 78 Richard Marx
1987 "Should've Known Better" 3 7 20 50 Richard Marx
1988 "Endless Summer Nights" 2 - 2 50 Richard Marx
1988 "Hold On to the Nights" 1 - 3 60 Richard Marx
1989 "Satisfied" 1 5 - 52 Repeat Offender
1989 "Right Here Waiting" 1 - 1 2 Repeat Offender
1989 "Angelia" 4 - 2 45 Repeat Offender
1990 "Too Late to Say Goodbye" 12 17 47 38 Repeat Offender
1990 "Children of the Night" 13 - 6 54 Repeat Offender
1991 "Keep Coming Back" 12 - 1 55 Rush Street
1992 "Hazard" 9 - 1 3 Rush Street
1992 "Take this Heart" 20 - 4 13 Rush Street
1992 "Chains Around My Heart" 44 - 9 29 Rush Street
1994 "Now and Forever" 7 - 1 13 Paid Vacation
1994 "The Way She Loves Me" 20 - 3 38 Paid Vacation
1994 "Silent Scream" - - - 32 Paid Vacation
1997 "Until I Find You Again" 42 - 3 - Flesh and Bone
1997 "At the Beginning" (with Donna Lewis) 45 - 2 - Anastasia soundtrack
2000 "Days In Avalon" - - 25 - Days In Avalon
2004 "When You're Gone" - - - - My Own Best Enemy
2004 "Ready to Fly" - - 22 - My Own Best Enemy

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See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР exclusively in Russia. ... Right Here Waiting is a ballad recorded by Richard Marx on his second album, Repeat Offender. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР exclusively in Russia. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... Rush Street is an album by Richard Marx, released in 1991. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... Hazard is a 1991 song performed by pop music artist Richard Marx. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Richard Marx on the cover of his 1994 album Paid Vacation After the success of his 1991 album Rush Street, and a long tour, Richard Marx decided to take a three year break to enjoy life, and his family. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... Flesh and Bone is an album by Richard Marx, released in 1997. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... Donna Lewis (born August 6, 1973, in Cardiff) is a Welsh singer-songwriter and record producer best known for the 1996 single I Love You Always Forever. I Love You Always Forever was hugely successful on U.S. radio, staying at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine... Original theatrical poster for . Anastasia is an animated feature created at Fox Animation Studios, produced and directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, and released on November 21, 1997 by Twentieth Century Fox. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 2000s in music. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Biography & Career Highlights. Richard Marx Online. Retrieved on 2007-04-09.
  2. ^ Yamaha Announces Incredible Lineup for 2007 Dealer Concert. Yamaha. Retrieved on 2007-04-09.
  3. ^ Biography and Career Highlights: The Early Years. richardmarxonline.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-14.
  4. ^ Biography and Career Highlights. richardmarxonline.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  5. ^ [http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/1990/grammys.htm 32nd Grammy Awards - 1990 presented February 22, 1990]. Rock On The Net. Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  6. ^ http://www.richardmarxonline.com/web/askrichard_aug01.htm
  7. ^ Kenny Rogers: There you go again (biography). thatscountry.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-19.
  8. ^ keithurban.net: music section. keithurban.net. Retrieved on 2007-05-17.
  9. ^ Travis Tritt: You Never Take Me Dancing. richardmarx.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-12.

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Richard Marx: Information from Answers.com (2107 words)
Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an adult contemporary singer, songwriter and record producer.
Marx was 17 and living in a suburb of Chicago when a tape of his songs ended up in the hands of Lionel Richie.
Richard is the only son of Ruth, a former singer, and Dick Marx, a jazz musician and founder of a successful jingle company in the early 1960s.
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Before he released his first album, Richard Marx sang on commercials and was a backing vocalist for Lionel Richie.
Marx shot to the top of the charts upon the release of his eponymous debut in 1987.
Marx's first hit was the California rocker "Don't Mean Nothing," but his real strength lay with ballads like "Right Here Waiting," which became an adult contemporary staple in the late '80s.
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