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Encyclopedia > Rick Springfield
Rick Springfeild
Background information
Birth name Richard Lewis Springthorpe
Born August 23, 1949 (1949-08-23) (age 57)
Origin Flag of Australia Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died tomorrow
Genre(s) Rock, Pop
Occupation(s) singer, songwriter, actor
Instrument(s) tooth pick
Years active 1967 - present
Website Official site

Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe on August 23, 1949 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is a songwriter, musician and actor. He is most famous for his 1981 #1 hit single, "Jessie's Girl" which became a Grammy Award-winning landmark of 80s pop-rock and helped established the emerging music video age. August 23 is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... August 23 is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music Musicians can be classified by their role in creating or performing music: A singer (or vocalist) uses his or her voice as an instrument. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Jessies Girl is a pop song written and performed by pop singer Rick Springfield. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Background

Born Richard Lewis Springhorpe, Springfield grew up in a military family, and moved as his father was posted to various military bases throughout Australia and Great Britain. Springfield started playing piano at age 9. He began playing the guitar at age 13, and writing songs at 14. He was married to Jorge Alejandro Valencia. A family in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 A family consists of a domestic group of people (or a number of domestic groups), typically affiliated by birth or marriage, or by analogous or comparable relationships — including domestic partnership, cohabitation, adoption, surname and (in some cases) ownership (as occurred in the...


Musical/dacing career

In 1967, Springfield dropped out of high school to begin his professional dancing career. His first appearance in a band was as a singer/dancer in the band Rock Mouse. In 1968, the band changed the name to MPD, Ltd, then embarked on a tour of Vietnam to entertain the troops stationed there. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


In 1969, when Springfeild returned to Australia, he formed a band named Wikety-Splat. Later that year, he joined the band Zoot. Zoot became one of the most popular Australian groups of the late fifties. Another notable member of Zoot was Beeb Birtles, who, in 1975 went on to form the Little River Band. In May 1971, when Zoot broke up, Springfield began a solo career. He had a #1 hit single in Australia, "Speak about the Sky." Zoot was a pop/rock band formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1965. ... Beeb Birtles is the professional name of Gerard Bertelkamp (born November 23, 1948 in Amsterdam, Netherlands), an Australian musician most famous as one of the founding members of the Little River Band. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Little River Band (also known as LRB) is an Australian rock band. ...


Springfield relocated to Hollywood, California in 1972. Capitol Records signed him, and he recorded his first album Beginnings. "Speak to the Sky" was re-released as a single in the US, and reached #14 in the Billboard Top 100. Exposure on American Bandstand, as well as being regularly featured in teen fan magazines like 16 magazine and Tiger Beat, sparked interest amongst teenage girls. In 1973 a Saturday morning cartoon called Mission:Magic was centered around Springfield and ran for one year, with a soundtrack album also released. Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ... 16 Magazine is a fan magazine based out of New York City. ... Tiger Beat is a longtime top selling American teen magazine. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ...


Because of an unsubstantiated rumor that the record company was paying people to purchase the album, radio stations became suspicious and they stopped playing Springfield. This was cited on the 2005 A&E Documentary Rick Springfield: Behind The Image. Capitol Records denied the rumor, but Springfield was subsequently dropped from the label. However, in 1973 he was signed by Columbia Records, who released his second album Comic Book Heroes (1974). It was hailed as a "concept record", received very good reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine, but it failed to chart. He was dropped from that label as well. Plans to release an album entitled Springfield were also scrapped. Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... This article is about the magazine. ...


In 1976, Springfield released a third album Wait for Night under the Chelsea Records label. While Springfield was out touring to promote the album, the record company went bankrupt. Despite one single, Take A Hand, grazing the Top 40, the album still fell off the charts. Throughout the rest of the 1970s, Springfield performed in various clubs on the Sunset Strip and throughout Los Angeles, but was unable to maintain a career at the top of the charts. Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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. ...


Acting career

Because of various issues regarding the management of his recording career and uncertainty with immigration paperwork, Springfield decided to branch off into acting.


Springfield had starred in the cartoon series Mission: Magic, produced by Filmation in 1973, where he appears in the animated format, along with the teacher Miss Tickle and her teenaged students. The first Filmation logo. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


In 1978, He became one of the last contract actors signed to Universal Studios, and appeared in several guest roles including The Incredible Hulk and The Rockford Files. He had a successful acting career, beginning with a brief role as Zac in the 1978 movie Battlestar Galactica. He also had a small recurring role on the soap opera The Young and The Restless. Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios), a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is one of the major American film studios that has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los Angeles... The Incredible Hulk was an American television series loosely based on the comic book character of the same name. ... The Rockford Files is an American detective (private investigator) television drama that had its first run on the NBC television network between September 13, 1974 and January 10, 1980 and has been in constant syndication to the present day. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... Battlestar Galactica is the pilot for the American science fiction television series which was produced in 1978 by Glen Larson starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict. ... For other uses, see Young and Restless. ...


In 1981, Springfield became a soap opera star on General Hospital. He played the role of Dr. Noah Drake from 1981 through 1983, while simultaneously going on tour with his band. For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... General Hospital is the longest-running daytime soap opera on the American ABC television network, and is also the longest-running soap opera produced in Hollywood (having been taped at the Prospect Avenue ABC Television Center West since its inception). ... Noah Drake is a fictional character on ABCs daytime drama General Hospital. ...


In 1984, Springfield made one full length feature film "Hard to Hold".[1] It was considered a box office failure, but the movie did produce a successful soundtrack with a top ten song "Love Somebody." Despite the fact that he plays a young rock star in the movie, in real life Springfield was already in his 30s, had become a husband and father, and was growing uncomfortable with the teen idol image he portrayed. Teen Idol Ricky Nelson See Teen Idol (novel) for the 2004 novel by Meg Cabot For the pop punk band, see Teen Idols A teen idol is a famous person who generates adulation from large numbers of teenagers. ...


Throughout the 1990s, Springfield acted in several made-for-TV movies, and appeared in television shows such as Suddenly Susan. In 1992, he starred in the suspense detective series Human Target. From 1994 to 1996, he also starred in another detective series, High Tide. Suddenly Susan season four cast photo. ... The Human Target is an American comic book character created by Len Wein and Carmine Infantino: a unique private detective and bodyguard named Christopher Chance who operates by impersonating his clients in order to eliminate threats to his principal, hence the idea of becoming a Human Target. ... High Tide was a band that was formed in 1969 by Tony Hill (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Simon House (violin and keyboards), Pete Pavli (bass) and Roger Hadden (drums). ...


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.[2] This Tony Award nominated musical featured the songs of rock & roll songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. From February 2001 through December 2002, Springfield performed in EFX Alive![3]at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada to critical acclaim. Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... Smokey Joes Cafe is a musical theatrical revue showcasing 39 pop standards, including rock and roll, rhythm and blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The MGM Grand Las Vegas opened in 1993 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, as a Hollywood themed resort. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


Rick Springfield also played the role of Nick Knight in the original Forever Knight TV movie, a role later taken up by Geraint Wyn Davies. Nick Knight was a television movie released in 1989. ... Forever Knight was a Canadian-German-American television series about Nick Knight, an 800-year-old vampire working as a detective in modern day Toronto. ... Geraint Wyn Davies (born April 20, 1957 in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom) is a Canadian actor. ...


In December 2005, Springfield returned as Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital.[4] His run was subsequently extended, although he remains a guest star and not a full cast member.[5] General Hospital is the longest-running daytime soap opera on the American ABC television network, and is also the longest-running soap opera produced in Hollywood (having been taped at the Prospect Avenue ABC Television Center West since its inception). ...


Dr. Noah Drake

In Springfield's current run on GH, his character is a recovering alcoholic and widower who is trying to patch things up with his estranged son, Dr. Patrick Drake (actor Jason Thompson, who strongly resembles Springfield). Noah was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, but his life was saved when his son donated part of his own liver to him. In the current storyline, Noah is trying to assist Patrick with his ambivalent feelings about giving up womanizing, in order to pursue love-interest Dr. Robin Scorpio. Jason Thompson can refer to different people: Jason Thompson: a soccer player Jason Thompson: a baseball player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Cirrhosis of the liver is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrotic scar tissue as well as regenerative nodules, leading to progressive loss of liver function. ... Kimberly McCullough as Robin Scorpio Robin Scorpio is a fictional character on the American ABC television series General Hospital. ...


Return to music

Although his achievements are not well recognised in his homeland, Australia, Springfield has long maintained a large and loyal fan base in the United States, Canada, and Japan. His many career achievements include a Grammy Award, four platinum albums, twenty US Top 100 singles and seventeen Top 40 hits including a US #1 and #2 single. After a few albums with some hit singles, Springfield's lack of critical acceptance slowed his career, though he continued releasing albums on the RCA label throughout the 1980s. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... RCAs logo as seen today on many products. ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ...


In 1981, Springfield returned to music with the album Working Class Dog. Most notable on this album were the smash hit singles, "Jessie's Girl", which went to #1 on the Billboard charts, and "I've Done Everything for You" which was written by Sammy Hagar. Working Class Dog is an album of music by Rick Springfield. ... Jessies Girl is a pop song written and performed by pop singer Rick Springfield. ... Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California, USA), better known as Sammy Hagar, (aka The Red Rocker) is a U.S. rock guitarist, singer, composer and former member of Van Halen, and of the early 70s rock band Montrose. ...


Springfield won a Grammy in 1982 for "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" for "Jessie's Girl". Springfield was also nominated for a second Grammy in 1982 and a third Grammy in 1983. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The 24th Grammy Awards were held in 1982, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Jessies Girl is a pop song written and performed by pop singer Rick Springfield. ... -1... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


His subsequent release in 1982, Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet, also contained a string of top 40 hits, including the #2 hit "Don't Talk to Strangers" and the ballad "What Kind of Fool Am I?" Success Hasnt Spoiled Me Yet is an album of music by Rick Springfield. ...


His 1983 release, Living in Oz, contained more serious subject matter, a more hard-rock sound, and more technological sound. The album went platinum on the strength of the hits "Human Touch", "Souls", and "Affair of the Heart". That same year he won an American Music Award for "Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist along with John Cougar Mellencamp. Living In Oz is an album of music by Rick Springfield. ... // Pop/Rock Category Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist John Cougar & Rick Springfield Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Olivia Newton-John Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group Daryl Hall & John Oats Favorite Pop/Rock Album Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson Favorite Pop/Rock Single Truly - Lionel Richie Soul/R... The American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist has been awarded since 1974. ... John Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951 in Seymour, Indiana) is an American rock/roots rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist, known for a long and successful recording and performing career highlighted by a series of 1980s hits, including Jack and Diane, Pink Houses and others, and by his role in the...


His 1984 single "Love Somebody" (from the soundtrack album to the Hard to Hold movie he starred in that year) was his last top ten hit in the U.S. to date.


Springfield was one of several performers who participated in the Live Aid charity concert. After releasing the album Tao in 1985, Springfield chose to take a break from recording to spend more time with his family, and to deal with the depression that had affected him since his adolescence.[1] Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... Clinical depression (also called major depressive disorder, or unipolar depression when compared to bipolar disorder) is a state of intense sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individuals social functioning and/or activities of daily living. ...


In 1987, Springfield returned to the studio and released the album Rock of Life. The next year, he was seriously injured in an ATV accident. Since he was unable to play the guitar for six months, the planned tour to promote his album was cancelled. It would be nearly a decade before Springfield would return to the studio to record the albums Sahara Snow (1997) and Karma(1999). 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From 1999 onward, he has held several concert tours throughout North America. Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 2005, Springfield released his latest album, The Day After Yesterday - a collection of his covers of "songs [he] wish[es] [he] had written." 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 28, 2006, Springfield performed a medley of his hits at the 33rd Daytime Emmy Awards, and received an enthusiastic response, which included a standing ovation from his acting peers. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The 2006 Daytime Emmy Awards will be telecast on Friday, April 28, 2006, on ABC to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year (2005) at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. ...


Springfield's latest release is a live concert DVD entitled Live in Rockford.


Personal life

In 1974, Springfield dated and lived with then 15 year old actress Linda Blair. He considered it his first "grown up" relationship, despite nearly 10 years difference in their ages.[6][7] Linda Denise Blair (born January 22, 1959 in St. ...


He has been married to Barbara Porter since October 27, 1984. They met in 1980 while she was working as a receptionist at the recording studio where he recorded his 1981 album Working Class Dog. They have two sons: Liam, born in 1985, and Josh, born in 1989. October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In September, 2000, Springfield was arrested for alleged spousal abuse. He spent one evening in jail and was released the next morning on $50,000 bail. He was never convicted, and charges were dropped. Later, Springfield and his wife issued a joint statement to the press saying that they are happily married and will continue to raise their children together'[8]


In 2006, after nearly 34 years of residing in the United States, Springfield became an American citizen. He still retains Australian citizenship as well. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Albums

  • Beginnings (1972) #35 US
  • Comic Book Heroes (1973)
  • Mission Magic (1974)
  • Wait for Night (1976)
  • Working Class Dog (1981) #7 (US) RIAA Certified Platinum 12/2/81
  • Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet (1982) #2 (US) RIAA Certified Platinum 5/11/82
  • Living in Oz (1983) #12 Billboard Top 200 Albums (US) RIAA Certified Platinum 9/30/83
  • Hard to Hold (1984) #16 Billboard Top 200 Albums(US) RIAA Certified Platinum 7/10/84
  • Beautiful Feelings (1984) US #78 (Recorded in 1978)
  • Tao (1985) #21 Billboard Top 200 Albums (US)
  • Rock of Life (1988) #55 Billboard Top 200 Albums (US)
  • Sahara Snow (1997)
  • Karma (1999) #189 US
  • The Greatest Hits ALIVE (2001)
  • Platinum & Gold Collection: Rick Springfield (2003)
  • Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance (2004) #8 Billboard Top Independent Albums
  • Written in Rock--Anthology (2005)
  • The Day After Yesterday (2005) #197 The Billboard Top 200 Albums (US), #16 Billboard Top Independent Album
  • Live in Rockford (2006) DVD concert

Working Class Dog is an album of music by Rick Springfield. ... Success Hasnt Spoiled Me Yet is an album of music by Rick Springfield. ... Living In Oz is an album of music by Rick Springfield. ... Tao is an album by pop singer Rick Springfield. ...

Singles

Year Song US Hot 100 US MSR US A.C. UK Singles Album
1972 "Speak to the Sky" 14 - - - Beginnings
1972 "What Would the Children Think" 70 - - - Beginnings
1974 "American Girls" 98 - - - unreleased Springfield album
1976 "Take a Hand" 41 - - - Wait for Night
1981 "Jessie's Girl" 1 10 - 43 Working Class Dog
1981 "I've Done Everything for You" 8 - - - Working Class Dog
1981 "Love Is Alright Tonight" 20 40 - - Working Class Dog
1982 "Don't Talk to Strangers" 2 11 30 - Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
1982 "What Kind of Fool Am I" 21 - - - Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
1982 "I Get Excited" 32 - - - Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
1983 "Affair of the Heart" 9 23 - - Living in Oz
1983 "Human Touch" 18 34 - 23 Living in Oz
1983 "Souls" 23 - - - Living in Oz
1984 "Love Somebody" 5 - - 95 Hard to Hold
1984 "Bop 'Til You Drop" 20 - - - Hard to Hold
1984 "Don't Walk Away" 26 - - - Hard to Hold
1984 "Taxi Dancing" 59 - 16 - Hard to Hold
1984 "Bruce" 27 - - - Beautiful Feelings
1985 "Celebrate Youth" 26 - - 80 Tao
1985 "State of the Heart" 22 - - - Tao
1988 "Rock of Life" 22 - - 83 Rock of Life
2004 "Beautiful You" - - 28 - Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... The Adult Contemporary chart lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... See also: other events of 1972 list of years in music 1970s in music // January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at The Dome, in Brighton, but due to technical difficulties... See also: other events of 1972 list of years in music 1970s in music // January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at The Dome, in Brighton, but due to technical difficulties... // January - The Ramones form. ... See also: other events of 1976 list of years in music 1970s in music // January 6 - Peter Frampton releases Frampton Comes Alive! January 7 - Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and four years probation for involuntary manslaughter in... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 other events of 1981 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 other events of 1981 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 other events of 1981 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 other events of 1982 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 other events of 1982 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 other events of 1982 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 1980s in music // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 1980s in music // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 1980s in music // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following... See also: 1980s in music. ... See also: 1980s in music. ... See also: 1980s in music. ... See also: 1980s in music. ... See also: 1980s in music. ... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... See also: other events of 1988 Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 list of years in music 1980s in music // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) other events of 2004 list of years in music 2000s in music // January 1 Vienna New Years Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna, conducted by Riccardo Muti Kurt Nilsen wins World Idol January 3 - Britney Spears marries Jason Allen Alexander, a...

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